The first part of the book collects twenty-five contributions on archeology and history, which take their cue from the writings of Françoise, often unpublished and generously shared, from her excavations, from the recomposition of the contexts in which she had successfully engaged, from direct knowledge of the materials, from her observations and from the long practice in the archives that he had so well ordered and that he knew by heart. They deal with the production, circulation and use of ceramics, historical, social, land and name issues, different contexts, groups of artefacts or single specimens from eastern Sicily (Syracuse, Megara, Camarina, Castiglione, Monte San Mauro). Other articles follow on the history and archeology of Copia Thurii, on French research in Bolsena, on an Etruscan tomb, on the history of archeology in Liguria and on a terracotta statue from the Kanellopoulos Museum in Athens.
The second part is dedicated to the works and days of Françoise Fouilland and her works for the archives of the École française to which she had transferred her Sicilian experiences. Some drawings by his hand recall another of the passions he had and cultivated. Two important manuscripts are published here for the first time: on a classic bothros of the Ionic Temple of Ortigia, and on the unpublished excavations by Paolo Orsi (1891/92) in the western necropolis of Megara. The volume includes two personal memories of Françoise, in Sicily and Rome, and on Françoise and the archives of the École française.