Sidi Gorica;Elia Rinaldi
Contenuto in: Rivista di Archeologia vol. XLII - 2018
pp. 39-57, Figg. 2, Tavv. 6
Though it had a short life, Antigonea was one of the most important cities in ancient Epirus. It was well organised on a regular grid plan, with public and private spaces carefully inserted within the rectangular city-blocks. The site was the object of numerous studies and excavation campaigns and preserves many ancient structures. Nowadays, however, new studies and assesments are required.
This study relies on reinterpretation of the excavation reports, the analysis of the archaeological evidence and comparisons between Antigonea and other cities of the Mediterranean area. Therefore, it provides a new view of the development of public and private architecture during the Hellenistic period. In the first part of the article the authors introduce new results about the formation of the city, the configuration and articulation of the town plan. The second part of the essay examines Antigonea’s domestic architecture, shows its different typologies and how the Greek-house model is adopted in this important city.