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Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Christopher J. Smith and John Serrati

Abstract

Sicily 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 book, ideas of identity, image, and acculturation are the central themes. The contributions combine detailed investigat ... More

Keywords: Sicily, Mediterranean, trade, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, image, Iron Age, Augustan Empire, Sicilian identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780748613670
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher J. Smith, author

John Serrati, author