Last March, the posthumous book by Dr. Paloma Cabrera Bonet, Images of Blessing: Dionysian Imagery in Magna Graecia, was published, which constitutes number 2 of the Estudios Clásicos collection of the Guillermo Escolar publishing and has been sponsored by the Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos and the BBVA Foundation. Paloma Cabrera, who died prematurely on August 30, 2020, left the finished manuscript and in the process of being translated into English by Jacqueline Cabrera Parajón. After his death, his colleagues and friends Alberto Bernabé, Fátima Díez Platas, Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui and Ana I. Jiménez San Cristóbal have been in charge of carrying out the last and complex editing procedures of the work that, happily, has now been published. The book is an iconographic study of the representations of Dionysus and his thiasos in the Magno-Greek pottery productions of the workshops of Apulia, Lucania, Sicily, Campania and Paestum, with chronologies of 450-300 BC. Most of the vases analysed come from funerary contexts and the Paloma Cabrera study, one of the greatest specialists in Greek iconography, allows us to understand the religious and ideological role that Dionysus played in the passage from life to death among the ancients Greeks. A magnificent book, with a careful edition and good illustrations, which adds the important scientific heritage that Paloma Cabrera has bequeathed to us.
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II Encuentros Mediterráneos España-Chipre
Polis. Asociación Hispano-helénica de Málaga has organized, for the second consecutive year, the “Encuentros Mediterráneos España-Chipre” whose objective is to make known the history and culture of Cyprus and Greece in Spain, especially in the south of the peninsula, taking into account tells of the role played by the eastern and western ends of...
Call for the 1st Autumn International Research Bursary (l’Escala, 2023)
The City Council of l’Escala (Alt Empordà, Girona) has announced the “1st Autumn International Research Bursary” in the fields of social and natural sciences, which will be awarded to the best project presented whose theme is related to l’Escala and its immediate territory. In the municipal area of l’Escala is the archaeological site...
Second cycle of online conferences of the Sociedad de Estudios de la Cerámica Antigua en Hispania
The Sociedad de Estudios de la Cerámica Antigua en Hispania (SECAH) has organized the second cycle of online conferences for this year 2023. The cycle is made up of seven conferences related to different pottery productions from the ancient times ranging from Protohistory to Late Antiquity. Among them we highlight, for its theme linked...
Published Volume 7 of the Journal of Greek Archaeology
Last November, Volume 7 of the Journal of Greek Archaeology (JGA) was published by Archaeopress (Oxford), corresponding to the year 2022. This issue is made up of 16 articles on the Archaeology of Greece, Crete and other Aegean Islands, Cyprus and Corfu, with chronologies ranging from the Bronze Age to the Modern Age. It...
Un català a Grècia. Una mirada a una història compartida
The publishing house “Pagès editors” has just published the book by Dr. Eusebi Ayensa i Prat, Un català a Grècia. Una mirada a una història compartida, winner of the 38th Premi d’Assaig Josep Vallverdú (2021), with an epilogue by the Greek novelist and intellectual Petros Màrkaris. The book is an interesting essay on...
Archaeological Research Day at the Instituto Cervantes de Atenas
Next December 1st, an Archaeological Research Day on “Mediterranean Connections. Present and future perspectives of Spain research in continental Greece and the Aegean” will be head at the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes de Atenas, organized by the Instituto and the Embajada de España en Grecia. In this Conference, the results of the research...
Ionians in the West and East
Between October 26 and 29, 2015, the international conference “Ionians in the West and East”, directed by professor Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, was held at the Empuries headquarters of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, in the ancient colony Greek of Emporion (l’Escala, Girona, Catalonia, Spain). Seven years later, the proceedings of this conference have been...
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC)
On October 14, an academic and commemorative event will be held at the headquarters of the l’Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institute’s creation. This was born in 2002 and on September 26, 2003 it opened its doors in the old Forum market building located in the Plaça d’en...
Published the Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Association for Research on Pottery of the Hellenistic Period (IARPotHP)
The “International Association for Research on Pottery of the Hellenistic Period (IARPotHP)” has published the Proceedings of the 4th Conference, “Manufacturers and Markets: The Contribution of Hellenistic Pottery to Economies Large and Small” (Wien, 2022), held in Athens (Greece), between November 11 and 14, 2019. In the volume, edited by Alice Waldner and Laura...
Published the Boletín Ex Officina Hispana number 13 of the Sociedad de Estudios de la Cerámica Antigua en Hispania
The Sociedad de Estudios de la Cerámica Antigua en Hispania (SECAH) has just published the Boletín Ex Officina Hispana number 13 corresponding to this year. In this new issue must highlight the publication of various works related to pre-Roman pottery productions, whose presence in previous issues of the Boletin has been very limited. We...