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216 pages

263 figures, 12 plans, 1 map (colour throughout)

Published Apr 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Croatia; cartography; architecture; residential; city development; Roman; street networks; water supply

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By processing data from every archaeological excavation, and analysis and interpretation of all available historical and modern documents, this volume presents a thorough overview of the structure of Roman Siscia (modern day Sisak, Croatia) and provides a comprehensive starting point for all future work on the Roman city.



Foreword ;

1. Introduction ;

2. Location and urban topography of siscia according to literary sources ;

3. History of the archaeological research ;
3.1. Excavations in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century ;
3.2. Archaeological research in the period 1945–1979 ;
3.3. Archaeological research in the period 1980–2020 ;
3.4. Similar works (syntheses) ;

4. Cartographic sources ;
4.1. Classical and medieval cartography featuring symbolical depictions of Siscia ;
4.2. Cartography of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli ;
4.3. Cartography in the 18th to 20th centuries ;

5. Archaeological interpretation ;
5.1. Block 1: Bana Jelačića Sq.–V. Nazora Promenade–S. S. Kranjčevića St ;
5.2. Block 2: S. S. Kranjčevića St–A. i S. Radića St–I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St– Rimska St–Šetnica ;
5.3. Block 3: A. i S. Radića St–S. S. Kranjčevića St – I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St-A. Starčevića St ;
5.4. Block 4: A. i S. Radića St–A. Starčevića St–I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St–F. Lovrića St ;
5.5. Block 5: I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St–A. i S. Radića St–Matije Gupca St–Ljudevita Posavskog Sq ;
5.6. Block 6: A. i S. Radića St–I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St–A. Starčevića St–Ljudevita Posavskog Sq.–Matije Gupca St ;
5.7. Block 7: A Starčevića St– I. Kukuljevića Sakcinskog St– Matije Gupca St–F. Lovrića St ;
5.8. Block 8: Rimska St–Matije Gupca St–Ljudevita Posavskog Sq.–A. i S. Radića St–Frankopanska St ;
5.9. Block 9: A. i S. Radića St–Ljudevita Posavskog Sq.–A. Starčevića St–Matije Gupca St– Frankopanska St ;
5.10. Block 10: A. Starčevića St–Frankopanska St–Matije Gupca St– F. Lovrića St ;
5.11. Block 11: Frankopanska St–Rimska St–N. Šipuša St–Biskupa Kvirina St ;
5.12. Block 12: Kralja Zvonimira St–N. Šipuša St–F. Hefelea St–Biskupa Kvirina St–the Segestica factory premises ;
5.13. Block 13: the Kupa River from the Odra Bridge to the Old Bridge ;
5.14. Block 14: Pogorelec (the right bank of the Kupa)–the Old Bridge–J. J. Strossmayera St–the New Bridge ;
5.15. Block 15: Sisak Novi, J. J. Strossmayera St–A. Cesarca St–I. Gundulića St ;
5.16. Block 16: Pogorelec, the west part ;

6. Conclusion ;
6.1. Modern context of the site, the state of research and documentation ;
6.2. Early development of the urban area of Siscia ;
6.3. Developed town matrix of the Flavian period ;
6.4. Development of administrative and public functions during Antonine dynasty ;
6.5. The status of Siscia and major construction projects in the period of Severan dynasty ;
6.6. The capital of the Roman province of Pannonia Savia ;

Literary sources ;


About the Author

Tatjana Lolić is Head of Sector in the Croatian Ministry of Culture. She studied Archaeology and History of Art and received her doctoral degree in Archaeology from the University of Zagreb; She undertook specialist study in Architectural Conservation at ICCROM, Rome, Italy, and has the title of docent at the University of Zagreb where she has been guest lecturer for ten years. She is experienced in the coordination and supervision of archaeological excavations and conservation projects in Croatia and has published extensively on Roman Siscia.


'T. Lolić’s book can be considered a fundamental work for the study of Pannonian cities. The author presents the urban structure of Siscia, its layout and the buildings investigating so far, based on the completeness of the data. We can only praise the research that has been carried out in the difficult conditions of urban excavation, since the modern city was built on the site of the Roman colonia. The work presents important stages of the urban development of Siscia well documented, with a series of colour photographs.' – Dénes Gabler (2023): Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 74