By Marco Rizzi

ISBN-10: 3110224704

ISBN-13: 9783110224702

ISBN-10: 3110224712

ISBN-13: 9783110224719

The publication sheds new mild on a miles debated factor within the box of historical historical past: the unfold of Christianity within the Roman Empire and its dating with Judaism within the 2d century. The contributions gathered during this quantity illustrate from a multidisciplinary point of view (including archaeology, cultural, spiritual, and political background) how Christianity chanced on a unusual approach of integrating into the remodeling empire less than Emperor Hadrian. during this manner, Christianity won an expanding position inside Roman society, which eventually opened the door to its confirmation in next centuries.

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Nonostante tutta la cautela che le nuove analisi del pezzo impongono, sarebbe auspicabile una revisione del contesto di ritrovamento per valutare l’ipotesi di un precedente accorpamento dei due pezzi, i quali ritenuti incoerenti da un punto di vista moderno, potrebbero, in realtà, essere stati assemblati già in antico. Questa ipotesi potrebbe essere avvalorata dalla presenza di una ben diffusa pratica attestata proprio nella stessa Cirene. , appartiene infatti la rappresentazione dell’imperatore Marco Aurelio che assembla una testa ritratto ed un corpo femminile panneggiato, opportunamente rimaneggiato in forma di togato5.

70 Adembri 1997, 326 71 Ensoli 2002, 99 – 101. 72 Salza Prina Ricotti 2003, 137 – 138. 46 Elena Calandra Serapeo, proviene proprio da questa zona della Villa73 ; in secondo luogo, l’iscrizione sull’obelisco del Pincio, qui innalzato, dopo varie collocazioni, nel 1822, fa riferimento alla collocazione di una tomba in un giardino, o piuttosto in campagna, “proprietà del Principe di Roma”: definizione che ben si attaglia alla Villa74. Accettando tale ipotesi, l’obelisco avrebbe potuto essere posto su un basamento, di cui sono state rinvenute le tracce, a metà fra i due templi75.

Come si osserverà anche dal diagramma stratigrafico (Fig. 12), la scansione non › così rigida, e può essere piuttosto letta come una sequenza costruttiva pressochØ ininterrotta, con alcuni nodi cronologici individualizzanti, che possono essere posti in relazione con i viaggi dell’imperatore: senza che si debba pensare che i lavori nella Villa conoscessero un incremento in sua presenza o diminuissero in sua assenza, l’innegabile importanza dei viaggi in relazione alla villa › posta in luce già dall’Historia Augusta 50.

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