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    DescriptionSicily occupies a crucial position in the Mediterranean world. It is at the heart of many cross-currents of trade, people, and ideology that flowed unceasingly through the ancient period. The island was home to many people, most of them not native to it: Phoenicians, Greeks, and then Romans settled there, and sought ways of expressing their hybrid identities. The Sicilians, no less than their invaders, were concerned with their image and their contribution to the age. In this volume ideas of identity, image and acculturation are the central themes. The contributions combine detailed investigation of the archaeological finds in which the island abounds, with an examination of the understudied tradition of history and literature on or about the island. The book provides a chronological account of the island's history, interwoven with a series of discussions of Sicilian identity: to show Sicily as a centre of affairs from the Iron Age to the Augustan Empire within the context of a fundamentally regional ancient world. The book includes a chronology and guides for further reading.


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    Title
    Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus
    Subtitle
    New Approaches in Archaeology and History
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christopher John Smith, Edited by John Serrati
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 471 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780748613663
    ISBN 10: 0748613668
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSTC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 937.8
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    LC classification: DG55.S5 S54 2000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DSTC
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DST
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR, 1QBA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    10 maps and diagrams, 20 half-tone illustrations
    Publisher
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Christopher J. Smith is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. Dr John Serrati is Teaching Fellow in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews.
    Review quote
    This remarkable book is the product of a conference on Sicilian history and archaeology held at St. Andrews in June 1998 ! There is an excellent consistency on the high quality of each contributor's work ! There are a few recent books that present a survey of Sicilian history combined with interesting and cutting-edge methodology. Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus is an excellent choice to supplement both graduate and undergraduate classes on the ancient Mediterranean world in general and Sicily in particular. It also serves as a good introductory volume on historical theory in ancient history." Offers an impressive nexus of approaches in archaeology and history. very welcome addition to ancient Sicilian history. On the whole, it does succeed in providing some new historical and archaeological approaches, and will certainly play a part in helping to change attitudes and attract more scholarly attention! it provides valuable insights into intercultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean." A very welcome attempt to bring Sicilian studies in from the chilly periphery and to draw aspects of Sicilian history into one of the current hot topics - identity. This remarkable book is the product of a conference on Sicilian history and archaeology held at St. Andrews in June 1998 ! There is an excellent consistency on the high quality of each contributor's work ! There are a few recent books that present a survey of Sicilian history combined with interesting and cutting-edge methodology. Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus is an excellent choice to supplement both graduate and undergraduate classes on the ancient Mediterranean world in general and Sicily in particular. It also serves as a good introductory volume on historical theory in ancient history." Offers an impressive nexus of approaches in archaeology and history. very welcome addition to ancient Sicilian history. On the whole, it does succeed in providing some new historical and archaeological approaches, and will certainly play a part in helping to change attitudes and attract more scholarly attention! it provides valuable insights into intercultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean." A very welcome attempt to bring Sicilian studies in from the chilly periphery and to draw aspects of Sicilian history into one of the current hot topics - identity.