Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC by Charlotte R. PottsReligious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC by Charlotte R. Potts

Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

byCharlotte R. Potts

Hardcover | November 30, 2015

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Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria c. 900-500 BC presents the first comprehensive treatment of cult buildings in western central Italy from the Iron Age to the Archaic Period. By analysing the archaeological evidence for the form of early religious buildings and their role in ancientcommunities, it reconstructs a detailed history of early Latial and Etruscan religious architecture that brings together the buildings and the people who used them.The first part of the study examines the processes by which religious buildings changed from huts and shrines to monumental temples, and explores apparent differences between these processes in Latium and Etruria. The second part analyses the broader architectural, religious, and topographicalcontexts of the first Etrusco-Italic temples alongside possible rationales for their introduction. The result is a new and extensive account of when, where, and why monumental cult buildings became features of early central Italic society and set precedents for the great temples of republicanRome.
Charlotte R. Potts is the Sybille Haynes Lecturer in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford and the Woolley Fellow in Archaeology at Somerville College.
Title:Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BCFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.03 inPublished:November 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsAbbreviationsChronology1. Constructing HistoriesPart 1: From Huts to Temples2. The First Religious Buildings: 'Sacred Huts'3. The Architecture of Early Shrines and Temples4. The Decoration of Early Shrines and TemplesPart 2: Religious Monumentality in Context5. Ritual Activation: Altars, Cult Statues, and Temples6. Ritual Topographies: Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Temples7. Accounting for Religious Monumentality8. ConclusionsAppendix: The Archaic Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in RomeCatalogueBibliographyIndex