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Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Rome and Italy*

  • G. Lugli
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In JRS vol. XXIX (1939), 45 ff., Mr. C. A. Ralegh Radford reported on a considerable number of the discoveries of recent years in Rome and Italy. To these have been added others made in the period from 1938 to 1945. They are in part already published, but others still await publication. I wish to give a complete picture of all these in a rapid and general survey, to show how greatly our knowledge of Roman archaeology has been increased in the last few years.

Among the discoveries in Rome mentioned by Mr. Radford, there are several which deserve a fuller description in the light of-later information provided by the excavators, namely the Domus Augustana on the Palatine, and the reliefs of the Cancelleria, whereas the accounts of the temples in the Largo Argentina (p. 46), the Mausoleum of Augustus (p. 47), the Ara Pacis (p. 48), the theatre of Marcellus (p. 49), the Barberini Mithraeum (p. 50), the Senate House (Curia) (p. 51), and the Castra Severiana of the Equites Singulares (p. 52), can be considered complete.

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The Editorial Committee is greatly indebted to Mr. C. G. Hardie for translating this article.

Those who wish to pursue the subject in greater detail should consult the following publications for first-hand information:

Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità (annual), published by the Accademia dei Lincei with the help of the Ministry of National Education and the Institute of Archaeology.

Bollettino della Commissione archeologica comunale di Roma (annual), with full index and bibliography of archaeological discoveries.

Capitolium (monthly), periodical of the Municipality of Rome.

Le Arti, periodical of the Ministry of National Education.

Roma, edited by the Institute of Roman Studies L'Urbe, periodical on Rome.

Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana, issued by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology in Rome.

Rivista del R. Istituto di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte.

Jahrbuch des deutschen archäologischen Instituts, with appendix Archäologischer Anzeiger.

Mitteilungen des deutschen archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung ( = Römische Mitteilungen).

G. Lugli, I Monumenti antichi di Roma e Suburbio, Vol. IV: Supplemento: Un decennio di scoperte archeologiche (Roma, Bardi, 1940), and Roma Antica. Il Centro monumentale (Roma, Bardi, 1946).

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1 Bull. Arch. Com. 1938, Notiziario, 258 and 278; 1939, ibid., 200; 1940, ibid., 227; Capitolium 1938, 399 ff.; 1943, 97 ff.

2 Cf.Muñoz, A. in Campidoglio, a cura del Governatorato di Roma, xxviii October 1930; id., ‘Via dei Monti e Via del Mare’, xxviii October, 1932; Lugli, G., Roma Antica. Il Centra monumentale, Rome, 1946, pp. 46 ff.

3 Cf. G. De Angelis d'Ossat, ‘Il portico in peperino del Foro Olitorio’, Bull. Arch. Com. 1934, 65 ff.

4 A. M. Colini, ‘Pozzi e cisterne’: II, ‘Cisterna rinvenuta sotto l'angolo orientate del palazzo dei Conservatori’; III, ‘Pozzi repubblicani fra il tempio di Saturno e il portico degli Dei Consenti,’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1941, 83 ff.

5 Capitolium 1943, 101; Lugli, RA 12 ff., with map of the site.

6 Bull. Arch. Com. 1938, 280 ff.; Lugli, RA 542 ff.; Archäologischer Anzeiger 1941, 501 ff.

7 A. Colini, ‘Aedes Veiovis inter Arcem et Capitolium,’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1942, 5 ff.; cf. Bull. Arch. Com. 1939, Notiziario, 200 f.

8 For the first part of the excavation, see: A. Bartoli, ‘Scavi del Palatino. Domus Augustana,’ in Notizie Scavi 1929, 3 ff.; Id., ‘Domus Augustana’ in Quaderni di Studi Romani R. 1938. For the second part: Lugli, RA 509 ff.

9 Bull. Arch. Com. 1939, Notiziario 191 ff.; Lugli, RA 358 ff.

10 A.M. Colini, ‘Il tempio di Apollo,’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1940, p. 9 ff.

11 Bull. Arch. Com. 1938, Notiziario, 260 and plate D; Lugli, , Monumenti Antichi di Roma, Supplem., iii (1940), 3 ff.

12 A complete account of the monument by F. Magi, Inspector of the Vatican Museums, I Rilievi Flavi del Palazzo delta Cancellaria, has been published by the Roman Pontifical Academy of Archaeology in the series, Monumenti Vaticani di Archeologia e d'Arte, vol. vi (G. Bardi, 1945). Cf. Bull. Arch. Com., Notiziario, 1938, 268; 1939, 205; Lugli, , Monumenti antichi di Roma, Supplem. iii, 23 ff. For a further discussion of the reliefs, see below, pp. 179 ff.

13 A. M. Colini, ‘Il Ludus Magnus,’ in Rend. Pont. Accad. Arch. 1938, 61 ff.; Bull. Arch. Com. 1938, Notiziario, 246 ff.; Palladio 1939, 37; Lugli, RA 347 ff.

14 Bull. Arch. Com., 1939, Notiziario, 188 ff.; Lugli, RA 331.

15 C. Pietrangeli, ‘Il Mitreo del palazzo dei Musei di Roma’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1940, 143 ff.; Archäol. Anzeiger, 1941, 517 ff.

16 Ferrua, A. S.J. ‘Il Mitreo sotto la chiesa di S. Prisca’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1940, 59 ff.

17 A. M. Colini, ‘Scoperta di un gruppo di statue sulla pendice del Cispio,’ in Capitolium 1940, 661; cf. Bull. Arch. Com. 1940, Notiziario, 224; Archäol. Anzeiger, 1941, 487 ff. Le Arti iii, 1941, 401 ff.

18 G. Jacopi, ‘Scavi e scoperte presso il porto fluviale di S. Paolo,’ in Bull. Arch. Com. 1940, 59 ff.

19 G. Nicolosi e E. Josi, in Osservatore Romano, 13th March, 1941; Ferrua, A., S.J. ‘Lavori e scoperte nelle Grotte di S. Pietro,’ in Civiltà Cattolica 1941, vol. iii, 358 ff. and 424 ff.; 1942, vol. iv, 73 ff. and 228 ff.; Id., in Bull. Arch. Com. 1942, 95 ff.

20 The discoveries in Italy already described by Mr. Ralegh-Radford in the last report (JRS 1939) are the following:

p. 53. Ostia. Three Republican temples. Insula of the Seven Sages, etc. Necropolis near the motor road.

p. 54. Rimini. Arch of Augustus and Walls.

p. 54. Ancona. Arch of Trajan and surroundings.

p. 55. Sarsina. Tombs.

p. 55. Umbria. Various.

p. 56. Trieste. Arch of Richard, Theatre, Statues of Gods.

21 Notizie degli Scavi 1941, 196 ff.

22 G. Calza, ‘Una basilica di età costantiniana Scoperta ad Ostia,’ in Rend. Pont. Accad. Archeol. 1940, 63 ff.

23 A. Boethius, ‘The Themistocles Herm from Ostia,’ in Collect, of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek 1942, iii.

24 For other suggestions, see G. Calza in Critica d'Arte 1940, 15 ff.; R. Bianchi-Bandinelli, ibid., p. 17 ff.; B. Schweitzer, in Antike 1941, 77 ff.; L. Curtius, in Römische Mitt. 1941, 78 ff.

25 A. Maiuri, ‘Saggi nell'area e negli edifici del Foro di Pompei,’ in Notizie degli Scavi 1942, 235; 1943, 253 ff.

26 A.Maiuri, ‘Scavi della “Grande Palestra” nel quartiere dell' Anfiteatro,” in Notizie degli Scavi 1939, 155 ff.

27 M. Delia Corte, ‘Le iscrizioni della “Grande Palestra”’, in Notizie degli Scavi 1939, 263. no. 139.

28 For other interpretations, see the bibliography quoted, in Notizie degli Scavi 1939, 265.

29 Le Arti 1939, 261; 1940, 136. Archäol. Anzeiger, 1941,

30 G. F. Carettoni, ‘Esplorazione del teatro di Cassino,’ in Notizie degli Scavi 1939, 99; cf.Archäol. Anzeiger 1941, 554.

31 Aquileia Nostra 1940, 19 ff.; Associazione Naz. Aquileia 1941, fasc. 1; Le Arti 1939, 388 ff.; Archäol. Anzeiger 1941, 356 ff.

* The Editorial Committee is greatly indebted to Mr. C. G. Hardie for translating this article.

Those who wish to pursue the subject in greater detail should consult the following publications for first-hand information:

Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità (annual), published by the Accademia dei Lincei with the help of the Ministry of National Education and the Institute of Archaeology.

Bollettino della Commissione archeologica comunale di Roma (annual), with full index and bibliography of archaeological discoveries.

Capitolium (monthly), periodical of the Municipality of Rome.

Le Arti, periodical of the Ministry of National Education.

Roma, edited by the Institute of Roman Studies L'Urbe, periodical on Rome.

Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana, issued by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology in Rome.

Rivista del R. Istituto di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte.

Jahrbuch des deutschen archäologischen Instituts, with appendix Archäologischer Anzeiger.

Mitteilungen des deutschen archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung ( = Römische Mitteilungen).

G. Lugli, I Monumenti antichi di Roma e Suburbio, Vol. IV: Supplemento: Un decennio di scoperte archeologiche (Roma, Bardi, 1940), and Roma Antica. Il Centro monumentale (Roma, Bardi, 1946).

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