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Orientalia come strumenti di auto-rappresentazione delle élites cretesi in epoca alto-arcaica

Aluia Simona    Independent Scholar    

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In this paper the phenomenon of circulation of orientalia in Crete during the Iron Age will be examined from a social point of view: what was the social reason of the demand and how did local communities react to the arrive of exotic artefacts? Orientalia were found mostly within contexts characterised by a local material culture, so they attest the demand for luxury goods, rather than the settling of foreign people in the island; it is suggested that orientalia probably had the main function of high status-symbol. Therefore, they could represent a key for the interpretation of some social aspects of the Iron Age Cretan communities.

Pubblicato
06 Luglio 2019
Accettato
27 Aprile 2016
Presentato
27 Febbraio 2016
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-329-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-328-1

Keywords: Iron AgeOrientaliaCreteÉlitesStatus-symbol

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