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In historic Italy, temples have been embellished with full-figure architectural terracotta photographs corresponding to acroteria, statuary teams and excessive reliefs. those terracottas often convey complicated scenes of gods and heroes, mythical battles and legendary animals, in addition to huge volutes and palmettes. The fourth variation of the Deliciae Fictiles meetings occupied with this particular classification of usually home made terracotta roof ornament from Etruria and primary Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily. the quantity comprises sixty contributions, publishing new fabric, new findings and lots of new reconstructions of this hugely infrequent fabric from in all places Italy from the Archaic interval into the Hellenistic occasions. an enormous bibliography and over 700 illustrations, a lot of which in color, supply reference fabric for students and scholars of archaeology, historic structure and process, paintings heritage and iconography.
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2 I am honored to have been part of the official presentation of this superb book at the American Academy in Rome on October 20, 2009, and, in preparing the text for this paper I have greatly benefited from discussions with Nancy Winter about terracotta issues. 3 The term ‘akroteria’ indicates a position on the roof, usually at each end as ‘central akroteria’, or along the slopes, as ‘lateral akroteria’. Ridgepole statues may have been part of central akroteria, but usually the term applies to statues placed along the ridge, at some distance from the ends.
6 Lulof 2009; Winter 2009, 4, 493, 564 and Winter in Etruria in the Archaic Period 2010. 7 The so-called Third Phase in roof decoration has still not been subjected to a general publication: it was discussed by Andrén 1939-1940 for the first time, CCXII-CCXIX; an important contribution can be found in Strazzulla 2006, 25-41. Lulof 2007b, 69-70 gives an overview of the development of the phases in roof decoration in the Classical and Hellenistic periods in Etruria, Latium and Campania, with an updated bibliography.
10 Colonna 2008, 52-63 (with previous bibliography). For the bases, see the paper by Maras and Michetti in this volume. 11 Lulof 1996. 12 Lulof 2001, 197-221. 13 For the discussion of these fragments, see also the paper by Danner in this volume. 14 Mingazzini 1938, 742-750, pl. VIII. 5 6 22 See, for example, the papers by F. di Mario, L. Ceccarelli, and C. Rossi on Ardea, D. Liberatore on Chieti, and S. Rafanelli on Vetulonia. 16 Downey 1993, 242, fig. 16; Downey 1995, 84, fig. 43; Winter 2009a, 198-199 (with previous bibliography), fig.