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

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

This paper addresses the question of why the world-famous site of Pompeii was nearly absent in the Italian imagination during the Risorgimento of the 19th century. It is argued that the close association of the excavations of Pompeii with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was a major obstacle to a full appreciation of the site by those who favoured Italy’s unification. Moreover, from its rediscovery in the 18th century onward, Pompeii was regarded as a Greek city. For these reasons Pompeii was hardly suited to the ‘grand narrative’ developing during the Risorgimento: all ‘new’ Italians were encouraged to identify with the Romans as their common ancestors. Only after the unification and the birth of the kingdom of Italy (1861) was Pompeii valued: as a Roman city.

Article in volume 91, 2016, pages 197-208

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

Alessandra Avagliano
Looking for Herakles at the Slopes of the Vesuvius view the abstract

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

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