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Hellenistic and Roman Butrint by Inge Lyse Hansen


Hellenistic and Roman Butrint by Inge Lyse Hansen

The Hellenistic city of Butrint, with its flourishing sanctuary of Asclepius, was transformed when it was made a Roman colony, first by Caesar then Augustus. Being able to deploy its heroic ancestry linked to Aeneas and Troy, the city articulated its special relationship with the imperial family in fine portrait dedications and drew inspiration from Augustus' own city of Nicopolis. Drawing on the latest archaeological research from Butrint, this richly illustrated book presents a new understanding of the making and development of the ancient Epirote city - from colonial provisions, to public benefactions, to spacious villas and townhouses - and discusses the impact of patronage bestowed on it by the emperor and elite families in Rome.

About the Author

Inge Lyse Hansen is Publication Manager at the Butrint Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Art History at John Cabot University. She is the editor of several art historical and archaeological volumes, and has published widely on funerary and public art of the Roman imperial period with particular focus on visual representation, identity and exemplarity.

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Publication date

10th July 2009


Inge Lyse Hansen

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Butrint Foundation


96 pages


Classical Greek & Roman archaeology



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