Author: L.M. Caliò

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The paper deals with fortified systems in Puglia trying to offer an organic picture of the phenomenon of fortifications. These seem to be concentrated mainly in two different periods, the Archaic age and the 4th-3rd century. In the first period the great aggere fortified systems was an important experience and manage the landscape of important settlements. The phenomenon of Hellenistic fortifications is more complex. In some cases, they resume traditional structures with a subcircular plan, but in others they experiment with new poliorcetic forms that derive directly from the research that the Hellenistic kingdoms of the West (Sicily and Epirus) were carrying out.