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Actium Monument

Thorsten Opper.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 658 words.

Elaborate monument erected by Octavian (later Augustus) in 29–27 bc on the Preveza Peninsula in Western Greece, north of the present-day town of Preveza, overlooking Cape Actium, to...

Despotikon

Dimitris Plantzos.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 956 words.

An islet to the west of Paros and Antiparos in the centre of the Cyclades. It has been identified as ancient Prepesinthos, mentioned by Strabo (Geography X.v.3) and Pliny (Natural...

Dion

Dimitris Plantzos.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 1378 words.

Greek city situated at the foothills of Mt Olympus in northern Greece (district of Pieria), 14 km south of modern city of Katerini. It was an important Macedonian political and cultural...

Eleutherna

Dimitris Plantzos.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 1485 words.

[Satra]

Greek city situated on the island of Crete, by the north-west foothills of mount Psiloritis (anc. Ida), 30 km south-east of the present-day city of Rethymnon. It was a...

Oplontis

Thorsten Opper.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 697 words.

[now Torre Annunziata]

Roman settlement on the seaward slopes of Mt Vesuvius about five km north-west of Pompeii, in what is now Torre Annunziata. The name Oplontis is...

Palatine

David Hemsoll.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 1475 words.

(Rome)

One of Rome’s hills and site of the official imperial residence until the 4th century AD. The hill itself is roughly rectangular with steeply sloping sides and is...

Sileen, Villa

Eve D’Ambra.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Greek and Roman Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 141 words.

[Silene]

Roman villa in Libya. The élite of the great city of Leptis Magna built villas along the Tripolitanian coast, and the Villa Sileen, near the village of Khums(Qums)...

Spain, Roman

Eve D’Ambra.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 1811 words.

Roman Spain consisted of the entire Iberian peninsula, both modern Spain and Portugal. As it is twice as large as Italy, Hispania was viewed as a remote subcontinent with the Pyrenees...

Spolia in medieval art and architecture

Dale Kinney.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Archaeology; Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; History of Art; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1102 words.

In its most general sense, spolia (pl., from Lat. spolium: ‘plunder’) denotes all artifacts re-employed in secondary contexts, from building blocks reused in a wall to pagan gems...