donderdag 20 november 2014

Hippone1

HIPPONE
 
Contens:
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1.Entry
2.Location
3.Name
4.Climate
5.Flora & Fauna
6.Pre-History
7.History
8.Walls
9.Houses & Buildings
10.Coins
11.Territory
12.Language
13.Believe & Sanctuaries
14.Other Findings
15.The Hinterland
16.Conclusions
17.Some Literature
 
 
H.R.van Diessen
NCFPS, Apeldoorn 2014
 
1.Entry:
 
On this site there are many opinions available. Some of them are controversial. This article tries to combine the almost impossible. It endeavours to combine the, at first sight, completely opposite opinions such as:
- Hippo Regius, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, Holmes van Mater Dennis, Amsterdam, 1970;
- Itineraria Phoenicia, E.Lipinski, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta nr 127. Studia Phoenicia XVIII. Uitgeverij Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies. Leuven – ParisDudley, MA 2004.  
Some paragraphs from especially the book of Holmes van Mater Dennis are completely integrated in this article and marked by single quotes.
It is also a collision of the sources needed to be able to write this story. Those are the classical traditions and the results of archaeology. The first source must be treated with the critical attitude, that you should not believe everything what the classical writers say. The second source has the disadvantage that archaeology until now failed to close the time-gap with classical sources. Maybe that is justified, but still often doubtful.
The recent literature often neglect the town or they are writing only very shortly about Hippo Regius. For instance: B.H.Warmington, Carthage, p.69: “Hippo Regius was a port of some size in Roman times and was probably of Carthaginian origin” or  Les Phéniciens p.152: “La plupart de ces centres (on the North-African coast) sont tardifs et ne remontent pas au-déla des IVe – IIIe siècles”. In short, it is about time for a revision.

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