Ecclesia Agrigenti. Note di storia e archeologia urbana

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[automatically translated] The Ecclesia Agrigenti understood as a "community of believers", but also in the sense of "hierarchical organization" under the watchful guidance of a bishop, is mentioned for the first time in the late sixth century, in Registrum of Gregory the Great. Yet the archaeological evidence in the extensive Christian cemetery attest to the presence of a community of believers already organized between the late third and early fourth century. The funeral agrigentina reality in its evolution - from the core sub divo the Community catacomb, by a private nature to the unique underground spaces for the ritual - it consequently remains a stronger testimony of the Christian presence in the city until at least the end of the seventh century. The research makes use of cross-reading of historical data, hagiographic, archival, topographical and archaeological monuments and leveraging potential of the available information trying to overcome the shortcomings in the different lines of investigation, to recognize those text of the Christian urban space that mark the progressive framing as anthropic landscape and religious. Among these are also placed at the end of the sixth century, the Temple of Concord in the new Basilica Apostolorum trim.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages309
ISBN (Print)978-88-96926-50-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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