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Title: Inscriptions and People
Subtitle: Nuanced Readings on Cultural Interaction between Greeks and Italic Populations in Magna Graecia
Author(s): POLLINI, Airton
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 18    Date: 2019   
Pages: 1-16
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.18.0.3287206

Abstract :
This article focuses on the exchanges between Greeks and Italic peoples in Magna Graecia. Forms of expression borrowed from the Greek model are analysed through some case studies, such as the Tortora horos and the monetary issues of Italic communities. Nevertheless, these uses do not necessarily represent the adoption of Greek values, as is shown by the disapproval of homosexual behaviour such as the ostrakon of Pisticci. Conversely, the inscription on the olpe of Fratte indicates the spread of the pederastic practice in the Etruscan environment of Campania. The aim is to tackle textual sources and artefacts, with nuanced analyses of the modalities of cultural interaction between Greeks and locals.

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