With texts and files by Paola Bigi, Gianluca Bottazzi, Rita Burgio, Sara Campagnari, Manuela Catarsi, Cinzia Cavallari, Francesca Cenerini, Valeria Cicala, Caterina Cornelio Cassai, Carla Corti, Renata Curina, Vanessa Delvecchio, Paola Desantis, Erica Filippini, Angela Fontemaggi , Roberto Macellari, Maria Grazia Maioli, Laura Mazzini, Monica Miari, Roberta Michelini, Anna Lina Morelli, Jacopo Ortalli, Maria Teresa Pellicioni, Orietta Piolanti, Monica Prandi, Luciana Prati, Daniela Rigato, Sara Santoro.
When, in 268 BC, the Roman colonists entered the Po Valley to found Ariminum, they found themselves facing a territory with a very composite population, made up of different Gallic tribes on an Umbrian-Etruscan substratum, with traditions, and therefore with beliefs religious, very varied. The Roman religious tradition brought by the colonizers therefore united a public religion, codified as regards rites, and a private religiosity, connected to popular and family traditions, much more varied and difficult to specify, also due to the almost absolute lack of sources. relative.
The Castelfranco Emilia exhibition therefore presents an extremely varied, even discontinuous, panorama on different manifestations and aspects of family, private, popular and popular religiousness. This new Notebook of the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Emilia-Romagna, despite its scientific nature, is therefore different, a bearer of knowledge and unusual aspects of the life of the Romans, closer and more vital than traditionally presented.
Catalog of the Archaeological Exhibition 'Images of. Devotions and divinities in the daily life of the Eomani, archaeological evidence from Emilia Romagna ', Museo Civico Archeologico, Castelfranco Emilia (MO), 15 December 2007 - 17 February 2008