Nea Paphos III, Nea Paphos in the Hellenistic Period
Description: 269 pages (30,5x21cm), hardback (cloth+dustjacket), 32 text figures, 78 phots
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Jolanta Mlynarczyk, Nea Paphos III, Nea Paphos in the Hellenistic Period, Centre d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne de l'Academie Polonaise des Sciences, Varsovie 1990
Preface by Wiktor A. DASZEWSKI
NEA PAPHOS IN ANCIENT AND BYZANTINE LITERARY SOURCES
The name of the city: the distinction between Old and New Paphos
The founding of Nea Paphos
The Nea Paphos area in the time of Alexander the Great and the Successors
The Nea Paphos region in the Hellenistic period
The city and chora of Nea Paphos
Nea Paphos in the Roman period
Earthquakes in Nea Paphos
Ancient documents with Cyprus as the subject
HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF DESCRIPTIONS AND SURVEYS OF NEA PAPHOS DURING THE 13th-19th CENTURIES
Nea Paphos in reports of travellers in the 13th-16th centuries
Nea Paphos in the cartography of the 15th and 16th centuries
Descriptions of the relics of Nea Paphos from the 17th and 18th centuries
The 19th century accounts of the Nea Paphos area; the first scientific investigations
TOPOGRAPHICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE NEA PAPHOS AREA DURING THE 20th CENTURY
The first Cypriot investigations of Nea Paphos
Excavations and surveys of the Nea Paphos area after the war
THE BEGINNINGS OF NEA PAPHOS
The first investigations of the beginnings of the city
King Nikokles as founder of the city of Nea Paphos
The sanctuary of Apollo Hylates near Nea Paphos
Habitation in the Nea Paphos area before the founding of the city
The founding of Nea Paphos: the extent of the fortifications, limits of the harbour
HELLENISTIC NEA PAPHOS IN EPIGRAPHIC SOURCES
The role of Nea Paphos in the economical exploitation of Cyprus
Nea Paphos - a shipping centre in the 3rd cent. B.C.
Nea Paphos as one of the poleis of Cyprus in the 3rd cent. B.C.
The garrison of Nea Paphos in the 3rd cent. B.C.
The city of Nea Paphos in the 3rd cent. B.C.: the gymnasium, theatre, temples
The priesthood of Aphrodite and the cult of the goddess in the chora of Nea Paphos in the 3rd cent. B.C.
The region of Nea Paphos and the cult of Arsinoe Philadelphos (the inspiratory role of Cyprus in the religious life of Alexandria)
Nea Paphos as capital of Hellenistic Cyprus
The Ptolemaic garrison of Nea Paphos in the 2nd and 1st cent. B.C.
The role of Nea Paphos in Cyprus between 57/56.and 31/30 B.C.
The organization of the city of Nea Paphos in the 2nd and 1 st cent. B.C.
The gymnasium in Nea Paphos in the 2nd and 1st cent. B.C.
The Guild of Artists of Dionysos in Nea Paphos
The cults of divinities in Nea Paphos in the 2nd and 1st cent. B.C., the structure of religious life
The ruler cult in Nea Paphos
Mediterranean trade relations of the Hellenistic Nea Paphos
Table A I. Contacts of Hellenistic Nea Paphos with the Mediterranean regions evidenced by the presence of foreigners in Nea Paphos and Palaepaphos
Table A II. Contacts of Hellenistic Nea Paphos with the Mediterranean regions evidenced by the presence of Paphians outside Cyprus or by the proxenia held by them
Table B. Juxtaposition of epigraphical finds from the area of Nea Paphos published and dated to the Hellenistic period
Chapter VI THE TOPOGRAPHY OF HELLENISTIC NEA PAPHOS
Basic elements of the town plan: streets and insulae
Domestic architecture: sources Fanari ("Pharos") hill Agora Quarter The gymnasium Fabrika hill Aqueduct
Hypogea in the northern part of the city: Ayios Lambrianos, Ayia Solomoni, "Toumballos" Decoration of houses, public buildings and streets
List of figures in the text
List of photographs
Excavations carried since 1965 at Nea Paphos by the Polish Archeological Mission have produced a number of important discoveries. One of the most spectacular was the so-called Villa of Theseus, a Roman palace, one of the largest in the Mediterranean, probably an official residence of the Roman governors of Cyprus. It comprised a series of figural mosaics, marble sculptures and a quantity of small finds. The so-called House of Aion, another Roman edifice unearthed in 1983/84 has yielded a truly unique set of figural mosaics with mythological themes. All these finds testify to the importance of Nea Paphos the "sacred metropolis of all the cities of the island". Investigations carried out under the Roman buildings have produced rich finds relating to earlier periods. Fragments of Hellenistic streets, drains, houses, workshops, hundreds of artifacts of all kinds allow to draw a picture of the development of the town from the end of the 4th cent. B.C., a probable date of its official founding, down to the Roman period.
The present study, the third volume in our series entitled "Nea Paphos" has at its basis almost twenty campaigns of excavations and innumerable field obserevations made by all members of the mission and the authoress herself who participated for several years in the field work. The study reconsiders all the existing archaeological data and all other sources pertaining to the early history of the town, be they epigraphical or literary. Upon this basis it draws a multifacial picture of the town development in the first three centuries of its existence.