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The Second Punic War on the Iberian Peninsula. Baecula, the archaeology of a battle

Juan P. Bellón, Arturo Ruiz, Manuel Molinos, Carmen Rueda y Francisco Gómez (eds.)

 

Thursday, 21 April
Lecture Hall, 19:00
Free admission

 
Presenters:

  • Giovanni Brizzi, Università degli Studi di Bologna
  • Juan Gómez Ortega,Rector Magnífico de la Universidad de Jaén
  • Arturo Ruiz, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arqueología Ibérica (Universidad de Jaén)
  • Manuel Molinos, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arqueología Ibérica (Universidad de Jaén)
  • Juan Pedro Bellón, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arqueología Ibérica (Universidad de Jaén)
  • Alicia Rodero Riaza, Departamento de Protohistoria y Colonizaciones, MAN

 

 

This monograph is divided into two clearly differentiated blocks with a common background, that of the Second Punic War on the Iberian Peninsula. The first deals with diverse subjects from a historical and methodological perspective. They range from the contributions of the classical sources and a critical review of them to essays on the towns, the trade and the main territories involved in the conflict: Sagunto, Baria, Cartagonova and the territory of Contestania. From the archaeological point of view, analyses are made of specific cases, such as the camp of La Palma and the proposals for the site of Amturgis-Ilorci from the perspective of philological archaeology. A second block is devoted to the analysis of a conflict setting that is unique in Europe: the battlefield of El Cerro de las Albahacas, identified as the site of the Battle of Baecula (208 BCE), in which Hasdrubal Barca and Scipio the African confronted each other. The corpus of documented finds, the camps, and the interpretation of the data constitute a historiographic benchmark for the study of war in antiquity.