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Revealing the mysteries of the Chora of Metaponto

  • Gabriel Zuchtriegel (a1)


The series of volumes edited by Joseph Carter on the rural landscape around the Greek colony of Metapontum in southern Italy represent a slow but steady revolution in the field of Classical studies. This latest addition to the series presents the results of excavations at the rural site of Pantanello, near modern Metaponto, first launched by the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Austin in 1974. At that time, Classical archaeologists concentrated almost entirely on urban contexts, especially temples and public buildings. Rural sites were of interest only if they featured in the literary sources. To initiate fieldwork at an anonymous rural location such as Pantanello, where only some roof tiles and stone blocks were visible, was therefore a courageous undertaking for a young scholar such as Joe Carter at that time. That fieldwork, however, has proved to be seminal, not only because of the broad range of data that have been brought to light by Carter and his international team, but also because of the meticulous publication of the results in a series of high-quality volumes that have set a new benchmark. The volume under review, The Greek sanctuary at Pantanello, comprises three sub-volumes, totalling 1678 pages.



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Lippolis, E. 2001. Culto e iconografie della coroplastica votiva. Problemi interpretativi a Taranto e nel mondo greco. Mélanges de l’École française de Rome. Antiquité 113: 225–55.
Waldner, K. 2000. Geburt und Hochzeit des Kriegers. Geschlechterdifferenz und Initiation in Mythos und Ritual der griechischen Polis. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Revealing the mysteries of the Chora of Metaponto

  • Gabriel Zuchtriegel (a1)


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