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Enotri e Greci nel Golfo di Policastro : nuovi dati da Palinuro e Rivello

Abstract : My Phd’s research concerns the study of twenty burial goods dated of Archaic period and located in Palinuro and Rivello, in Southern Italy. These two sites are placed in the Gulf of Policastro, an area populated during the last Greek colonization. The strategic position of the Oinotrians sites developed a rich commercial network with the Greek cities. However, after the Sybaris’ fall, the Oenotrians communities begin to disappear and the archaeological quests reveal no data until the end of he Vth century. The aim of the research was to give an answer to the rapports between Greeks and Indigenous, as well as to the lack of data that characterizes the most part of Vth century. In addition to the burial goods analysis, the research extended on a topographical study of the Gulf and of the city of Elea as well as the study of the historical sources, especially about Palinuro’s tradition. The triple approach gave a complete context of the region between the end of archaic period and the beginning of Vth century. First of all, the grave goods are indicators of a society influenced by the Greek banquet customs. Moreover, the study about the Palinuro’s burial goods allowed lowering chronology around 480-460 b.C. This datum reduced the lack of finds between the Sybaris’ fall and the beginning of the so-called “lucanisation”. The Gulf sites play a mediator role of the Sybaris’ empire and they benefit from a certain autonomy, as revealed by the presence of Achaean-eight coins links and epigraphs in oinotrian language. The research reveals the Gulf of Policastro as a vivid region with a certain autonomy, who continues its life even after the fall of Sybaris.
Keywords : Velia Sybaris Necropolis
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Alessandro Cocorullo. Enotri e Greci nel Golfo di Policastro : nuovi dati da Palinuro e Rivello. Archaeology and Prehistory. Université Rennes 2; Università Ca' Foscari (Venise, Italie), 2018. Italian. ⟨NNT : 2018REN20030⟩. ⟨tel-02887087v2⟩

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