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Schemata - The city beyond its shape - 26-27-28/02/2020, Siracusa (Italy)


The analysis of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean has traditionally been conditioned by the dichotomy between the tangible city and the political city, the first tackled by archaeologists, the second by historians. The situation has certainly been complicated by a certain tendency to look at prehistoric, protohistoric and archaic experiences through the lens of the classical period, which in its own terms has been affected by a rather stereotyped vision of the Greek polis. On this occasion we propose to approach urbanization from a long-duree perspective, convinced that urban landscapes should be understood as the result of a long process that originated in the pre-classical world, and resulted in the different experiences documented in the Mediterranean during the I millennium BC. Particular importance will be given to the material aspects of the city, i.e. architecture, productive models, settlement forms and sacred and public places, which originated and developed in symbiosis with the environment.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 26-27-28/02/2020


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: L. Caliò (Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università degli Studi di Catania); E. Pappalardo (Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione, Università degli Studi di Catania); C. Rescigno (Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni Culturali. Università della Campania); S. Todaro, (Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università degli Studi di Catania)




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