29649 - Phoenician-Punic Archaeology (1) (LM)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will have informations at the higher level of specific aspects of Phoenician and Punic archeology, as a basis for developing further study and application of the knowledge learned. The student will be able to describe and catalog the artifacts critically, with good skills in the bibliography.

Course contents

1. Introduction to Phoenician and Punic Archaeology.

2. Cults and temples in Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean: historical and archaeological data.


1. Lectures notes.

2. Riti sacrificali, simbologia funeraria ed emblemi politici da Cartagine a Lixus (= BYRSA. Arte cultura e archeologia del Mediterraneo punico, 19-20, 2011 [2013])

3. L'archeologia punica e gli dèi degli altri (= BYRSA. Arte cultura e archeologia del Mediterraneo punico, 21-22, 23-24, 2012-2013 [2015])

4. BYRSA. Scritti sull'antico Oriente mediterraneo 25-26, 27-28, 2014-2015, [2016]).

Program for non-attending students

Non-attending students are expected to complement bibliographical material with:

1. M.E. Aubet, Tiro y las colonias fenicias de Occidente. Ediccion ampliada y puesta al die , Barcelona 2009.

2. Three articles selected from Cartagine fuori da Cartagine: mobilità nordafricana nel Mediterraneo centro-occidentale fra VIII e II sec. a.C. (BYRSA. Scritti sull'antico Oriente Mediterraneo, 31 2018).


Teaching methods


Assessment methods

The examination will take place through individual interviews.

Students must know the fundamentals of the Phoenician and Punic civilization. They must also be able to place within the historical framework archaeological, epigraphic and iconographical sources examined during the lessons. The assessment will also involve a detailed interrogation of all the texts listed in the bibliographic program.

If the student demonstrates mastery of the subject, excellent exposure and logical connections between different historical-archaeological issues and about the bibliography will receive a good mark.
Students with a basic knowledge, who will be able to contextualize the archaeological materials examined and who will use a language not always appropriate to the subject will pass the exam.

Students with a lack of preparation, and who have not acquired the capacity to analyse the discipline and who have not memorized the bibliography will not pass the exam.

Teaching tools

Power point; teaching material online; selected bibliography.

Office hours

See the website of Anna Chiara Fariselli