Vania Popova

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The place of the Silistrian Tomb in Late Antique Balkan culture. The Recent Research.


The Silistrian Tomb and its wall paintings concentrate in themselves several mainstreams in Late Antique culture in the Balkans: as part of the military culture; as attention of Rome to this far but important site for the defence against the invasions; as combination of representative art with impressive dresses and attributes of social status and ethnic Gothic fleur; as the typical Romanl family with many slaves; as the new iconografic forms of standing and not lying on the cline figures, etc. From the 80s of last century new studies on the iconography, style of Silistra have appeared showing the complex inheritance of the Tetrarchic and Constantine time and more strict and correct date. Very specific is also the notion of death and Life after it. Some new methods of research have been also implied. All these aspects of study will be revealed in the article.


This page is part of the project LABedia: Еncyclopedia of Late Antique Balkans, 4th-5th c.,
financed by the National Science Fund, contract КП-06-Н30/6, 13.12.2018