WRITTEN SPACE IN THE LATIN WEST 200 BC TO AD 300

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Written Space In The Latin West 200 Bc To Ad 300

Author : Gareth Sears
ISBN : 9781441161628
Genre : History
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This volume explores the creation of 'written spaces' through the accretion of monumental inscriptions and non-official graffiti in the Latin-speaking West between c.200 BC and AD 300. The shift to an epigraphic culture demonstrates new mentalities regarding the use of language, the relationship between local elites and the population, and between local elites and the imperial power. The creation of both official and non-official inscriptions is one of the most recognisable facets of the Roman city. The chapters of this book consider why urban populations created these written spaces and how these spaces in turn affected those urban civilisations. They also examine how these inscriptions interacted to create written spaces that could inculcate a sense of 'Roman-ness' into urban populations whilst also acting as a means of differentiating communities from each other. The volume includes new approaches to the study of political entities, social institutions, graffiti and painting, and the differing trajectories of written spaces in the cities of Roman Africa, Italy, Spain and Gaul.
Category: History

Women And The Roman City In The Latin West

Author : Emily Hemelrijk
ISBN : 9789004255951
Genre : History
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This multidisclinary collection of studies offers a compelling new vision of the role of women in Roman cities in Italy and the western provinces.
Category: History

Children And Everyday Life In The Roman And Late Antique World

Author : Christian Laes
ISBN : 9781317175506
Genre : History
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Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World explores what it meant to be a child in the Roman world - what were children’s concerns, interests and beliefs - and whether we can find traces of children’s own cultures. By combining different theoretical approaches and source materials, the contributors explore the environments in which children lived, their experience of everyday life, and what the limits were for their agency. The volume brings together scholars of archaeology and material culture, classicists, ancient historians, theologians, and scholars of early Christianity and Judaism, all of whom have long been involved in the study of the social and cultural history of children. The topics discussed include children's living environments; clothing; childhood care; social relations; leisure and play; health and disability; upbringing and schooling; and children's experiences of death. While the main focus of the volume is on Late Antiquity its coverage begins with the early Roman Empire, and extends to the early ninth century CE. The result is the first book-length scrutiny of the agency and experience of pre-modern children.
Category: History

A Companion To Roman Italy

Author : Alison E. Cooley
ISBN : 9781118993101
Genre : History
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A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the impact of Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, and economic—upon Italy’s various regions, as well as the extent to which unification occurred as Rome became the capital of Italy. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to the sites of Roman Italy Contributions discuss new theories of how to understand cultural change in the Italian peninsula Combines detailed case-studies of particular sites with wider-ranging thematic chapters Leading contributors not only make accessible the most recent work on Roman Italy, but also offer fresh insight on long standing debates
Category: History

Mediterranean Families In Antiquity

Author : Sabine R. Huebner
ISBN : 9781119143697
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This comprehensive study of families in the Mediterranean world spans the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity, and looks at families and households in various ancient societies inhabiting the regions around the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to break down artificial boundaries between academic disciplines.
Category: Family & Relationships

Inscriptions In The Private Sphere In The Greco Roman World

Author : Rebecca Benefiel
ISBN : 9004307117
Genre : History
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From ancient Spain to Italy to Dura Europus, Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World provides a series of case studies illustrating the variety and importance of writing in private spaces in antiquity.
Category: History

Roman Passions

Author : Ray Laurence
ISBN : 9781441182074
Genre : History
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Immerse yourself in the sensual delights of Rome in all their guises. Ray Laurence brings an eye-opening and engaging approach to the Roman emperors and their subjects.
Category: History

The Cities Of Roman Africa

Author : Gareth Sears
ISBN : 0752448439
Genre : History
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The Roman province of Africa was one of richest in the Empire and as a result has some of the most spectacular remains. "The Cities of Roman Africa" examines the development of urban space and cultural life in this province from the beginnings of Roman rule in the second century BC to the fall of the province of Africa to the Vandals in AD 439. In this engaging and strikingly illustrated new book, Gareth Sears considers the incorporation of Roman culture into Africa, and its use by African populations and, in particular, their elites. The author also explores the persistence of pre-Roman cultures, and how these factors affected the evolution of the cities, intellectual life and even entertainment under the Republic and Empire. Dr Gareth Sears is a lecturer in Roman History at the University of Birmingham. He is a specialist on Roman North Africa, and has co-directed archaeological work at the city of Cyrene in Libya for the Cyrenaica Archaeological Project.
Category: History

Graffiti In Antiquity

Author : Peter Keegan
ISBN : 9781317591276
Genre : History
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Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived experience in the ancient world unavailable from other sources. Graffiti in Antiquity reveals how and why the inhabitants of Greece and Rome - men and women and free and enslaved - formulated written and visual messages about themselves and the world around them as graffiti. The sources - drawn from 800 BCE to 600 CE - are examined both within their individual historical, cultural and archaeological contexts and thematically, allowing for an exploration of social identity in the urban society of the ancient world. An analysis of one of the most lively and engaged forms of personal communication and protest, Graffiti in Antiquity introduces a new way of reading sociocultural relationships among ordinary people living in the ancient world.
Category: History

Families In The Greco Roman World

Author : Ray Laurence
ISBN : 9781441139276
Genre : Family & Relationships
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New approaches to the study of the family in antiquity.
Category: Family & Relationships