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This article examines the material remains related to theater and the cult of Dionysos on the island of Samothrace and its peraia (the coastal zone opposite the island, between Maroneia and Ainos) in combination with the written sources. The study first assesses the overall extent of Dionysiac presence and particularly the existence of theaters and theater-related artifacts in the heart of Aegean Thrace during the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
The statue of a seated boxer, discovered by Rodolfo Lanciani on the Quirinal Hill at Rome in 1885 and now in the Terme Museum, is today one of the most celebrated Hellenistic bronzes. This article focuses on a reexamination of the Terme Boxer. It argues that what has been largely lacking in the scholarly literature has been an analysis of the sculpture by someone with an expert knowledge of the sport of boxing.
Astrid Van Oyen, Gijs W. Tol, Rhodora G. Vennarucci, Alexander Agostini, Vincent Serneels, Anna Maria Mercuri, Eleonora Rattighieri, Alessandra Benatti
As an Early Imperial rural site of approximately two hectares in the hinterland of southern Tuscany with evidence of crafting and dwelling, Marzuolo belongs to an expanding and diverse group of known Roman minor centers. Between 2017 and 2019, excavations at Marzuolo revealed a blacksmithing workshop that was in operation in the first half of the first century CE and was violently destroyed in a fire and abandoned thereafter.
Elizabeth S. Greene, Justin Leidwanger, Leopoldo Repola
The central Mediterranean today marks one of the most active and dangerous routes for sea crossings to Europe, due in no small part to border regimes designed to prevent the mobilities that have defined these waters from earliest antiquity. This article considers initial results of fieldwork undertaken to document and make visible the material culture of contemporary vessels used to carry forced and undocumented migrants to southeast Sicily over the past decade.
Nomads Trading with Empires: Intercultural Trade in Ancient Somaliland in the First to Seventh Centuries CEAlfredo González-Ruibal, Jorge de Torres, Candela Martínez Barrio, Manuel Antonio Franco Fernández, Adolfo Fernández Fernández, Pablo Gutiérrez de León Juberías, José Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros, Michela Gaudiello, Ahmed Jama DualehAvailable as Open Access
This article presents new data from fieldwork in the de facto state of Somaliland, a region in the Horn of Africa historically inhabited by nomadic pastoralists who played a key role in commercial exchange from the first century BCE onward. Relations between ancient empires and nomadic populations have received comparatively little attention in relation to other groups living within or outside imperial boundaries.
The Empire’s Physician: Galen and Medicine in the Roman World and Reflections on Digital ExhibitionsJacquelyn H. ClementsAvailable as Open Access
Launched in 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic, the digital exhibition The Empire’s Physician: Prosperity, Plague, and Healing in Ancient Rome is the first of its kind at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. It centers the life and work of the pioneering physician Galen (129–ca.
The Torlonia Marbles showcases nearly 100 ancient statues selected from the thousands acquired by the rich and powerful Torlonia family in 19th-century Rome. Hidden from view for half a century, the works have been cleaned, conserved, and studied for the exhibition.
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