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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...

Forteviot

Stephen T. Driscoll.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Prehistoric Art. 485 words.

Scottish royal centre in Perthshire, which reached its zenith in the late Pictish period (8th–9th centuries ad) and is the source of an assemblage of high quality ecclesiastical...

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...

San Clemente a Casauria

Elizabeth B. Smith.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); 19th-Century Art; Christian Art. 509 words.

Italian Benedictine abbey in the Abruzzo region. Founded in the 9th century by Emperor Louis the Pious (reg 814–40) and dedicated to St Clement I, whose relics it claimed, the abbey...

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...