Enotri and Brettii in Magna Grecia

Enotri and Brettii in Magna Grecia

The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria promotes also in the new year 2019 many initiatives to encourage the participation of citizens in the cultural life of the country through the sharing of historical heritage, instead to build the common future on the fertile soil of memory, in collaboration with the partners of the enhancement of cultural heritage.

On Wednesday, January 9th, at 5.30 pm, in the Conference Room, the project “Enotri and Brettii in Magna Graecia: ways and forms of cultural interaction” is being presented by the scholars Giovanna De Sensi Sestito, professor of Greek History at the University of Calabria, and Stefania Mancuso, of the Department of Humanistic Studies of the University of Catania.

They will introduce: the director of the Museum Carmelo Malacrino and the president of the “Amici del Museo” Association, Francesco Arillotta.

The volume will be presented, published by Rubbettino, collects research and activities for the study and enhancement of the population of Enotri and Brettii in Calabria. The project has lasted ten years, involving researchers from many universities, in collaboration with the Superintendencies. Great attention has been paid to the enhancement, through numerous initiatives of promotion and dissemination, including a virtual exhibition on a multimedia totem, which can be installed in museums which request it.

The presentation of the book is a pretext to make known a complex and articulated project launched in 2007, of study, research and development of the presence and relations between cultures and peoples in Calabria in the first millennium BC. and which have shaped regional cultural identity.

“Many lifestyle habits in the region recover the behavior and customs of the ancient populations in the area”, Professor Mancuso explains. For example, “Brettii were dedicated to pastoralism and milk products still present in our diet date back to that time”.