Studies on the history and archaeology of Lydia from the Early Lydian period to Late Antiquity

Studies on the history and archaeology of Lydia from the Early Lydian period to Late Antiquity

Études sur l’histoire et l’archéologie de Lydie de la période proto-lydienne à la fin de l’Antiquité

Ergün LAFLI – Guy LABARRE (dir.)

2023 – ISBN : 978-2-84867-953-2 – 537 pages – format : 22x28 cm

Collection : Institut des sciences et techniques de l'Antiquité (ISTA)

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La Lydie, entre côte égéenne et plateau anatolien, associée depuis l’Antiquité au Pactole qui charriait l’or du Tmolos et à la richesse de Crésus, peuplée de Lydiens et de Méoniens, marquée par la présence perse, grecque, romaine, puis byzantine, a attiré l’attention des chercheurs depuis la fin du xviiie siècle. Cet ouvrage a pour objectif d’élargir la chronologie des études lydiennes de la période protohistorique au début de la période byzantine et de rassembler les contributions de chercheurs et d’universitaires internationaux réunis dans un éventail large de disciplines, histoire, archéologie, épigraphie, numismatique, et selon différentes perspectives. Les sujets abordés portent sur la société, les structures sociales, les aspects militaires, l’économie, la religion, les arts, l’architecture et la culture matérielle. Cette approche diachronique permet notamment d’interroger les permanences et les ruptures entre les périodes hellénistique, romaine et byzantine et celles qui les ont précédées.


Table of contents


List of figures


List of abbreviations



Antonio Gonzales


An introduction to Lydian studies

Ergün Laflı, Guy Labarre


Part I: Lydia in the third and second millennia B.C.


1 Protohistorical excavations at Hastane Höyük in Akhisar

Nihal Akıllı


2 Aššuwa, ᾿Ασία and the land of Lydians

Michele R. Cataudella,


Part II: Historical and other aspects of the Lydian period and the early Lydians


3 Chronology of Lydian dynasties

Alexandar Portalsky


4 Malis: a new Lydian goddess

Annick Payne, David Sasseville


5 Lefs: a Greek god in Lydian disguise. Ζευσις: a Lydian god in Greek disguise, and some Luwian gods too

Diether Schürr


6 Determining the value of the arrow-sign in Phrygian and Lydian

Fred C. Woudhuizen (†)


7 Influencing Lydia: the “Kybele Shrine” from Sardis in its Near Eastern and Greek


Tamás Péter Kisbali


8 Some remarks on the Persian Royal Road (Herodotus V.52–54)

Yanis Pikoulas (†)


9 Diodorus and the Halys oracle

Annalisa Paradiso


10 The poet Pindar and Lydian Pelops

James Roy


11 Lydian seals from the western Pontic area

Costel Chiriac, Lucian Munteanu


12 “Who is Gyges?” once again: assessing the Carian connections of the first Mermnad king of Lydia

Liviu Mihail Iancu


13 The Artemis cult in Lydia and the Lydian Girls Choir: a political evaluation

Ayşen Sina


14 Pissuthnes, satrap of Lydia

Cinzia Susanna Bearzot


15 Lydian and Lycian arts in the context of Achaemenid Anatolia: a comparative approach

Fabienne Colas-Rannou


16 Replicating the Lydian treasure from a Turkish perspective

Ergün Laflı, Maurizio Buora


Part III: Historical and other aspects on Hellenistic and Roman Lydia


17 The Greek cities of Lydia during the First Mithridatic War (89–85 B.C.)

Fabrice Delrieux


18 The historical geography of Hellenistic and Imperial Lydia: the literary and numismatic evidence

Pierre-Oliver Hochard


19 Lydia in proverbs, idiomatic expressions, and exemplary Latin stories

Étienne Wolff


20 Heleis: a chief physician in Roman Lydia

Gaetano Arena


21 Medicine in Roman Lydia: a close relationship with imperial power

Margherita G. Cassia


22 Remarks on the imperial cult of Lydian Philadelphia based on classical literary sources

Hüseyin Üreten, Ömer Güngörmüş


23 The cult of Men in Lydia

Guy Labarre


24 An amazing oracle of Apollo of Claros and the question of the supreme god (Macrobius, Saturnalia I.18.20): Zeus, Hades, Helios, Dionysos, and Iaô

Charles Guittard


Part IV: Material culture of Hellenistic and Roman Lydia


25 A preliminary report on the recent archaeological discoveries in Lydia and the Upper Cayster Valley

Ergün Laflı


26 Building inscriptions from Roman Lydia

Maria Kantirea


27 Anatolian koine of burial practices: transformation of elite burials

Erik Hrnčiarik, Lucia Nováková


28 A preliminary report on the Roman pottery from Tabae

Oğuz Koçyiğit


29 The use of Roman fired bricks in Lydia and neighbouring regions

Julia Cecile Martin


30 Arms factories at Sardis and the supply of Roman eastern auxiliaries

Damien Glad


31 An archaeological note on Saittai

Enes Hançer


Part V: Early Byzantine Lydia


32 A contribution to the study of Lydia in the Early Byzantine period

Dimitris P. Drakoulis


33 The Early Byzantine province of Lydia based on sigillographic evidence

Werner Seibt


34 The relation of Priscianus of Lydia to Byzantium during the wars of Justinian I with the Sassanian empire

Katarzyna Maksymiuk


Part VI: Varia anatolica occidentalia


35 Ephesian amphorae in Rome in the imperial period

Giorgio Rizzo


36 Trade from Chios and Phocaea (fourth–seventh century A.D.) between written and archaelogical sources: a methodological approach

Daniele Tinterri


Part VII: Selected abstracts on recent research in Lydia


37 Geoarchaeological-paleogeographical observations on Hypaepa and its surroundings in southwestern Lydia

Serdar Vardar


38 The Hittites in Lydia

Ahmet Ünal


39 Three new sites in southeastern Lydia: Kapancık, Gerdekkayası, and Ören

Harun Oy


40 Electrum coins from Lydia and the surrounding area in the collections of the Numismatic Museum in Athens

George Kakavas


41 Lydian personal names and the question of Lydian ethno-linguistic identity

Rostislav Oreshko


42 New examples of Archaic architectural terracottas from Lydia

Sedat Akkurnaz


43 Anatolian pottery from Panticapaeum

Natalia S. Astashova


44 A Lydian tale about the Etruscans: the migration of Tyrrhenos to the west

Dominique Briquel


45 Evaluation of burial customs in Lydia in the light of the finds from the necropolis of Tralles

Arzu Özver


46 Family structure in Roman Lydia

Marijana Ricl


47 Anatolian imports in Slovenia

Verena Perko, Tina Žerjal


48 Brickwork patterns on Church at Sardis: structure and meaning

Jasmina S. Ćirić


Abstracts and keywords in English / Türkçe Özetler ve Anahtar Kelimeler

Ergün LAFLI (dir.)
Guy LABARRE (dir.)
Chercheurs et enseignants-chercheurs issus d’universités de différents pays : Allemagne, Angleterre, Autriche, France, Grèce, Italie, Pologne, Roumanie, Serbie, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Suisse, Turquie.
Public étudiant (licence, master, doctorat), public enseignant, monde de la recherche.
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Publié avec le concours de l’Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Antiquité (UFC)