The public places of Agrigentum

The senses tell of a shrine for the Latin gods

touch
Creating warmth with a chisel

The refined drapes of the togati statues are the first element we notice.
There is an apparent sensation of soft wool or cotton togas, delicate to the touch while supporting a body in movement.
In reality, they were carved into blocks of white marble, which is smooth and cold to the touch: the unknown sculptor of these works masterfully transformed a block of stone into a soft robe.
Creare calore con uno scalpello

sight
The sculptural quality of the togati statues

Despite their grandeur, the statues of the togati appear graceful and composed.
The drapery, which captures the attention most, follows the shapes of the bodies and replicates in detail all the folds that are created when the garment is worn.
The artist’s chisels reproduced an image so similar to reality that as spectators we are unaware of the material they are made from, leaving us to watch and wait for the fabric togas to move at the first gust of wind.
Le statue dei togati

Works for the muses: the mosaics of the Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Roman affairs

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

The cult of the Emperor

The sarcophagus of the Child

Moments of leisure: the theatre

The wellness centres of the Romans

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The ancient port of Agrigentum

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden

The Roman necropolis

Breathing in world heritage together

The domus, guardians of private life

Vegetation in the Gardens

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The gods of Agrigento

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

The Living Almond Museum

The provincial layout of Sicily

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The Oratory of Phalaris

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

The tomb of Theron

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The theatre of origins

The life of young people in Roman times