The public places of Agrigentum

The senses tell of a shrine for the Latin gods

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

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

The cult of the Emperor

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The life of young people in Roman times

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The sarcophagus of the Child

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The Oratory of Phalaris

Moments of leisure: the theatre

Roman affairs

The Living Almond Museum

The Kolymbetra Garden

The wellness centres of the Romans

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The domus, guardians of private life

The gods of Agrigento

The ancient port of Agrigentum

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

The provincial layout of Sicily

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

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

Breathing in world heritage together

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The Roman necropolis

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

Vegetation in the Gardens

The theatre of origins

The tomb of Theron