Helena Fracchia, Ph.D.


Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept



Pre Roman and Roman Italy, cultural landscapes, field survey, geophtsical applications in archaeology..  Indigenous peoples of ancient Italy, religion, settlement development and urbanisation.

Scholarly Activities

Research - 1990 Second author and co-editor with M. Gualtieri, Roccagloriosa I: L'Abitato, Scavo e Ricognizione (1976-1986), Ecole Francaise de Rome/Centre Jean Berard Naples, vol. 8 in the series Bibliotheque de l'Institut Francais du Naples, 500 pp. (pub¬lished with a grant from the French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

First volume of final site publication of Roccagloriosa

Research - 1993 Second author in M. Gualtieri ed., Fourth Century B.C. Magna Graecia: A Case Study from Western Lucania, chaps. "The Votive Deposit pp. 108-140, "The Regional Land¬scape" pp.2¬27-254, "The Ceramic Indus¬try" pp. 255-281, in Studies in Medi¬terra¬nean Arch¬ae¬ology (Gote¬borg, Sweden), vol. 114, 394 pp.

English synthesis of the site at Roccagloriosa

Research - 2001 M. Gualtieri and H. Fracchia. Roccagloriosa II: Il territorio e la regione dall' terzo secolo a.C. al tardo antico, Ecole Francaise de Rome/Centre Jean Berard Naples, vol. 16 in the series Bibliotheq¬ue de l'Institut Francaise du Naples, 250 pp.

Second volume of the final publication of the Roccagloriosa site in Western Lucania

Research - 2008 H .Fracchia, La villa di Ossia e il territorio di Cortona nell’epoca romana2 (Sracusa) 130 pp. Translation and updated edition of the English version, see 2007

villa at Ossaia and the museum rooms dedicated to the sit

Research - 2014 M. Gualtieri, H. Fracchia, S. Ferrari, (eds)La villa di Ossaia e la Val di Chiana nel contesto di Etruria romana for Quasar, Series on Etruria Romana

Final site publblication for the site at Ossaia (6th c. BC-6th c AD)


2017 H. Fracchia, M. Gualtieri, ‘Cinquant’anni di ricognizione alla ricerca di abitati antichi in Lucania’ La lucanie tra deux mare, ed. Cazanove (Paris)

Author(s): Fracchia and Gualtieri
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Proceedings from the Sorbonne Conferences on Western Lucania

2015 H. Fracchia, ‘The Placement of Cult at Roccagloriosa: 3rd -1st c. BC’ in BICS Roman Impact on Italic Cult Places and Religion, eds. T. Stek and G.J: Burgers..

Author(s): Fracchia
Publication Date: 2016

2016 H. Fracchia ‘Acerenza and the Upper Bradano Valley in the 2nd and 3rd c. AD’ in Lucania Romana , ed. A. Mastrocinque (BAR) Roma

Author(s): Helena Fracchia
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: BAR

2015 H. Fracchia and M. Gualtieri, ‘Dal Territorio di Roccagloriosa al Ager Buxentinus’ in “Expropriations et confiscations dans le monde romain” Coll. Ecole Francais de Rome

Author(s): Fracchia and Gualtieri
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: MEFRA

2016 H. Fracchia ‘ Le testimonianze cultuale più antiche da Roccagloriosa’ in Da Enotria a Lucania eds. F. La Torre and F. Mollo, Università di Messina, forthcoming.

Author(s): Fracchia and Gualtieri
Publication: Proceedings of the conference on the Gulf of Policastro

2016 H. Fracchia, S. Ferrari, ‘Observations of the 3rd -5th century CE in the Eastern ValdiChiana’ in Accademia Etrusca 239-251

Author(s): Fracchia and Ferrri
Publication: Proceedings of the Academia Etrusca
Page Numbers: 239-251

2016 M. Gualtieri and H. Fracchia, ‘Dal Territorio di Roccagloriosa all’Ager Buxentinus’ in Raccontare l’archeologia, eds. S. Pallecchi, et. al, Università di Genova.

Author(s): Fracchia and Gualtieri
Publication: Proceedings of a Conference on disseminating archaeology, Univ. of Genova