Giovannangelo Camporeale

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Giovannangelo Camporeale: La collezione alla querce. Materiali archeologici orvietani. (1970)
Giovannangelo Camporeale: Buccheri a cilindretto di fabbrica orvietana. (2012)

Giovannangelo Camporeale (born  October 27, 1933 in Molfetta , † July 1, 2017 in Florence ) was an Italian archaeologist and Etruscanologist . He taught as a professor at the University of Florence .

life and work

Camporeale studied at the University of Florence, became a research assistant in 1962 and later professor of Etruscology . In his research he first devoted himself to epigraphic and linguistic studies of the Etruscan and Italian languages . Later he concentrated more on archaeological excavations . After more than 40 years of teaching and research, Camporeale retired in 2008 .

Camporeale dealt with pre-Roman Italy and in particular with the Etruscan culture. His scientific work included political organizations, figurative mythology , Bucchero - ceramic , iconographic and iconological problems and the history of Etruscan studies. He studied the mining activity and the socio-economic implications in ancient Etruria , the commercial and cultural relations of the Etruscans with the Italian , Mediterranean and transalpine peoples. He published more than 300 publications on these topics.

Camporeale has authored fundamental treatises on the Etruscans that have been translated into various languages, including an overview of Etruscan history and culture entitled Gli Etruschi. Storia e civiltà , which was also published in German. He was co-author and curator of the work Gli Etruschi fuori d'Etruria about the Etruscans outside their heartland, which was also published in English.

Camporeale directed numerous archaeological excavations, particularly in Vetulonia , Orvieto and Arezzo . At Lago dell'Accesa near Massa Marittima he has been researching since 1980 and expanded the archaeological department of the Municipal Museum of Massa Marittima for over 30 years. In 2014 he was awarded honorary citizenship for his scientific services to the city . Since 2016 he was also an honorary citizen of Cortona .

Camporeale was a member of numerous Italian and foreign academies and institutes . For the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae , a comprehensive reference work on ancient mythology , he was active on the scientific council and on the board of trustees . In addition, he was a member of the editorial committee for the Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum , a multi-volume reference work on the religious cults and rites of antiquity .

Memberships (selection)

Publications (selection)

  • Le raffigurazioni etrusche del mito di Apollo e Tityos. Florence 1958.
  • L'amazzonomachia in Etruria. Florence 1959.
  • Thalna e scene mitological connesse. Florence 1960.
  • Melpo e Melfi. Florence 1962.
  • La tomba del Duce. Olschki, Florence 1967, ISBN 9788822215499 .
  • I commerci di Vetulonia in età orientalizzante. Sansoni, Milan 1969.
  • La collezione alla querce. Materiali archeologici orvietani. Olschki, Florence 1970, ISBN 9788822215482 .
  • Buccheri a cilindretto di fabbrica orvietana. Olschki, Florence 1972.
  • La caccia in Etruria. Bretschneider, Rome 1984.
  • Gli Etruschi: mille anni di civiltà. Bonechi, Florence 1985.
  • La Collezione Costantini: Grecia, Magna Grecia, Etruria: capolavori dalla ceramica antica. Electa, Florence 1985.
  • L'Etruria mineraria. Electa, Florence 1985, ISBN 9788843511587 .
  • La Collezione CA 1, Impasti e buccheri. Bretschneider, Rome 1991.
  • Museo archeologico, Massa Marittima. Octavo, Florence 1993.
  • L'abitato etrusco dell'Accesa: il quartiere B. Bretschneider, Rome 1997.
  • Gli Etruschi: storia e civiltà. UTET, Turin 2000, ISBN 9788802084107 .
  • Il parco archeologico dell'Accesa a Massa Marittima. Ed. Leopoldo II, Follonica 2000.
  • as editor and co-author: Gli Etruschi fuori d'Etruria. Arsenale Edizione, Verona 2001, ISBN 9788877432216 .
  • The Etruscans: History and Culture. Patmos Verlag Artemis & Winkler, Düsseldorf / Zurich 2003.
  • The Etruscans: History and Culture of an Enigmatic People. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2003, ISBN 9783760823003 .
  • as editor and co-author: The Etruscans outside Etruria. J Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles 2004, ISBN 9780892367672 .
  • Volterra: all origini di una città etrusca. Serra, Pisa / Rome 2009.
  • with Giulio Firpo: Arezzo nell'antichità. Bretschneider, Rome 2009.
  • with Luciano Agostiniani , Stefano Bruni: Etruria e Italia preromana: studi in onore di Giovannangelo Camporeale. Serra, Pisa / Rome 2009, ISBN 9788862271400 .
  • Buccheri a cilindretto di fabbrica orvietana. Olschki, Florence 2012, ISBN 9788822215475 .

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