B A B E S C H Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology
/
Abstract

Alessandra Avagliano
Looking for Herakles at the Slopes of the Vesuvius

Herakles plays an important role in the myth of foundation and in the private cults of Pompeii. Despite this, the existence of a public cult of the demigod is not demonstrated. The paper questions the attribution of the sanctuary of the Triangular Forum to Herakles and Athena. A consolidated tradition of studies in fact attributes the Doric Temple to the couple: this theory is usually supported by several elements including the presence of an off-axis base in the cella, and the subject of the architectural terracotta of the Samnite period. The most important evidence however is the identification of the enclosure in front of the temple as a heroon of Herakles. Starting from a new analysis of the archaeological data, the present study aims to reconsider the function of the so-called heroon, proving its destination as an altar.

Article in volume 91, 2016, pages 161-172

The other articles in volume 91, 2016

Daphne Lentjes & Giulia Saltini Semerari
Big Debates over Small Fruits view the abstract
Wine and Oil production in Protohistoric Southern Italy (ca 1350-750 BC)

Jan G. Velsink
Two Minoan Moulds for Small Cult Objects Reconsidered view the abstract

Tom Rasmussen
Interpretations of the Chigi Vaseview the abstract

Christian Heitz
Von „ganzen Häusern“ zu großen Männern? Beobachtungen zu Veränderungen in der Struktur süditalischer Gemeinschaften in archaischer Zeit am Beispiel der Nekropole von Ripacandida/Basilicata (Süditalien)view the abstract

John Papadopoulos
The Natural History of a Caeretan Hydriaview the abstract

Katia Margariti
A Mother’s Gaze: Death and Orphanhood on Classical Attic Grave Reliefs — view the abstract

L. Bouke van der Meer
Elite ideology in Praenesteview the abstract
On the imagery of pear-shaped mirrors and cistae

Katharina Meinecke
Antike Dornausziehergruppenview the abstract

Domenico Esposito
Il lavoro degli anonimi view the abstract
Lo status quaestionis delle ricerche sull’operato dei pittori romani

Nathalie de Haan
‘Abbracciare in una le gloriose memorie antiche e moderne’: gli scavi di Pompei tra patrimonio universale, ambiente internazionale e identità italianaview the abstract

Francesco Marcattili
Due rilievi dall’Isola Tiberina nel Palazzo Rondininiview the abstract
Sull’arrivo a Roma di Esculapio e della Magna Mater

Feyo L. Schuddeboom
The Decline and Fall of the Mithraea of Romeview the abstract

Stephan Lehmann
Kassiber an den Doktorvater view the abstract
Erinnerungen zum zweiten Todestag des Bonner Archäologen Nikolaus Himmelmann