Interazioni tra Greci e Indigeni nella Sicilia sud-orientale di età arcaica. La necropoli di Contrada Arco e il sepolcro di Aristomenes
In: Archeologia Classica: 73, 2022
The discovery and the study of a rock-cut chamber tomb located in the Arco (Noto, Syracuse), allowed the elaboration of this paper whose main purpose was to contextualize and analyze the monument from an architectural and typological point of view. The tomb can be part of the archaic and late archaic Greek’s aristocratic sepulchral types, already attested in Sicily. These would refer to models borrowed from the indigenous world. A Greek inscription, placed above the access door of the burial chamber, is also interesting. The careful study of the inscription, within the topographic analysis of the site, made it possible to update the funerary panorama of the local communities of south-eastern Sicily, offered new data in order to better contextualize this area and allowed to furnish proof about relations between Greeks and indigenous people.
Keywords: Greek Sicily; Identity (Culture); Greek epigraphy; Rock-Cut Chamber Tombs; Greek Colonization (Magna Graecia and Sicily); Necropolis; Death and Burial (Archaeology).