Community and Society in Roman Italy

Community and Society in Roman Italy
Author: Stephen L. Dyson,Stephen L.. Dyson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1992
Genre: Cities and towns, Ancient
ISBN: UOM:49015001358879

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Stephen L. Dyson examines rural communities as functioning, largely autonomous societies. Dyson traces the major outlines of community development from the end of the war with Hannibal to the early Middle Ages. He shows how local communities responded to changes in the greater Roman society while still retaining their distinctive identity. He examines the "typical" Roman community during the High Empire and explores the life cycle of rural inhabitants, showing how individuals- the aristocrats, the free poor, and the slaves- developed in relation to society as a whole.

Urban Society In Roman Italy

Urban Society In Roman Italy
Author: Tim J. Cornell,Kathryn Lomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-07-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781135361983

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This collection of original essays focuses upon Roman Italy where, with over 400 cities, urbanization was at the very centre of Italian civilization. Informed by an awareness of the social and anthropological issues of recent research, these contributions explore not only questions of urban origins, interaction with the countryside and economic function, but also the social use of space within the city and the nature of the development process.; These studies are aimed not only at ancient historians and classical archaeologists, but are directed towards those working in the related fields of urban studies in the Mediterranean world and elsewhere and upon the general theory of towns and complex societies.

Roman Italy 338 BC AD 200

Roman Italy  338 BC   AD 200
Author: Kathryn Lomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-06-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317952350

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This work gives students of all levels access to a comprehensive collection of primary sources on the early history of Italy, from the early expansion of Roman power to the first emmergence of Italy as a unified and cultural political unit. The sources, presented in translation, cover the Roman conquest of Italy, the mechanisms used by Rome to govern Italy and the post-conquest process of Romanization. These include inscriptions, coins and archaeological evidence where necessary. Brief explanatory notes are given and each chapter has an introduction in which the nature of the source material is discussed, together with the major questions raised by that particular aspect of the subject.

The Demography of Roman Italy

The Demography of Roman Italy
Author: Saskia Hin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-02-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107003934

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Investigates demographic behaviour and population trends in Italy during the emergence of the Roman Empire. Unites literary and epigraphic sources with demographic theory, archaeological surveys, climatic and skeletal evidence, models and comparative data. Also features a chapter on climate change in Roman times.

Children and Childhood in Roman Italy

Children and Childhood in Roman Italy
Author: Beryl Rawson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2003
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780199240340

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Images of children in Roman society abound: an infant's first bath, learning to walk, playing with pets and toys, going to school, and--all too often--dying prematurely. The child was prominent in private houses and public space in the teeming, cosmopolitan city of ancient Rome and other towns of Italy. Such a vivid picture does not recur until the twentieth-century. This study builds on the dynamic work on the Roman family that has been developing in recent decades. Its focus on the period between the first century BCE and the early third century CE provides a context for new work being done on early Christian societies, especially in Rome

A Companion to Roman Italy

A Companion to Roman Italy
Author: Alison E. Cooley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-01-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781118993101

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A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the impactof Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, andeconomic—upon Italy’s various regions, as well as theextent to which unification occurred as Rome became the capital ofItaly. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to thesites of Roman Italy Contributions discuss new theories of how to understandcultural change in the Italian peninsula Combines detailed case-studies of particular sites withwider-ranging thematic chapters Leading contributors not only make accessible the most recentwork on Roman Italy, but also offer fresh insight on long standingdebates

Societies and Military Power

Societies and Military Power
Author: Stephen Peter Rosen
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-05-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781501744792

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A work with broad implications for theories of comparative strategic behavior and civil-military relations, Societies and Military Power uses the long history of the armies of India as a basis for analyzing whether the character of a given society affects the amount of military power that can be generated by the armies that emerge from that society. By examining the changing relationship between ruling elites in the Indian subcontinent and their armed forces, the book shows that divisions within society are mirrored within the military, even within the contemporary professional military. Stephen Peter Rosen explores the proposition that cultural explanations don't sufficiently account for changes in military power, whereas social structure does. He suggests also that the dynamics of civil-military relations in a non-Western setting are not explicable without social-structural insight. He concludes that the comparative study of strategic behavior and military organization has lacked a sound foundation, which the social-structural explanation offered in this book begins to provide.

Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy

Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy
Author: Tesse Dieder Stek
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2009
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789089641779

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Summary: This study throws new light on the Roman impact on Italic religious structures in the last four centuries BC and, more generally, on the complex processes of change and accommodation set in motion by the Roman expansion in Italy. Cult places had a pivotal function among the various 'Italic' tribes known to us from the ancient sources, which had been gradually conquered and subsequently controlled by Rome. Through an analysis of archaeological, literary and epigraphic evidence from rural cult places in Central and Southern Italy including a case study on the Samnite temple of San Giovanni in Galdo, the authors investigate the fluctuating function of cult places in among the non-Roman Italic communities, before and after the establishment of Roman rule.

The Economic Integration of Roman Italy

The Economic Integration of Roman Italy
Author: Tymon C.A. de Haas,Gijs Tol
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2017-06-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789004345027

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The papers in The Economic Integration of Roman Italy use various archaeological data, particularly recent field survey and excavation data, to explore the changes Rome’s territorial and economic expansion brought about in the Italian countryside.

History of the Roman People

History of the Roman People
Author: Allen M. Ward,Fritz M. Heichelheim,Cedric A. Yeo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-05-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781315511207

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A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.

The Roman World 44 BC AD 180

The Roman World 44 BC   AD 180
Author: Martin Goodman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-06-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781136509339

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The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire, arguing that, despite long periods of apparent peace, this was a society controlled as much by fear of state violence as by consent. Martin Goodman examines the reliance of Roman emperors on a huge military establishment and the threat of force. He analyses the extent to which the empire functioned as a single political, economic and cultural unit and discusses, region by region, how much the various indigenous cultures and societies were affected by Roman rule. The book has a long section devoted to the momentous religious changes in this period, which witnessed the popularity and spread of a series of elective cults and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity from the complex world of first-century Judaea. This book provides a critical assessment of the significance of Roman rule for inhabitants of the empire, and introduces readers to many of the main issues currently faced by historians of the early empire. This new edition, incorporating the finds of recent scholarship, includes a fuller narrative history, expanded sections on the history of women and slaves and on cultural life in the city of Rome, many new illustrations, an updated section of bibliographical notes, and other improvements designed to make the volume as useful as possible to students as well as the general reader.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: Michael Gagarin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 3584
Release: 2009-12-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780195170726

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Public Land in the Roman Republic

Public Land in the Roman Republic
Author: Saskia T. Roselaar
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2010-07-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780191591488

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In the first volume in this new series on Roman society and law, Saskia T. Roselaar traces the social and economic history of the ager publicus, or public land. As the Romans conquered Italy during the fourth to first centuries BC, they usually took land away from their defeated enemies and declared this to be the property of the Roman state. This land could be distributed to Roman citizens, but it could also remain in the hands of the state, in which case it was available for general public use. However, in the third and second centuries BC growth in the population of Italy led to an increased demand for land among both commercial producers and small farmers. This in turn led to the gradual privatization of the state-owned land, as those who held it wanted to safeguard their rights to it. Roselaar traces the currents in Roman economy and demography which led to these developments.

Roman Urbanism

Roman Urbanism
Author: Helen Parkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2005-08-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781134828142

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The contributors to this volume provide an accessible and jargon-free insight into the notion of the Roman city; what shaped it, and how it both structured and reflected Roman society. Roman Urbanism challenges the established economic model for the Roman city and instead offers original and diverse approaches for examining Roman urbanization, bringing the Roman city into the nineties. Roman Urbanism is a lively and informative volume, particularly valuable in an age dominated by urban development.

Production Trade and Connectivity in Pre Roman Italy

Production  Trade  and Connectivity in Pre Roman Italy
Author: Jeremy Armstrong,Sheira Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2022-04-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781000577570

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This book explores the complex relationship between production, trade, and connectivity in Pre-Roman Italy, confronting established ideas about the relationships between people, objects, and ideas, and highlighting how social change and community formation is rooted in individual interactions. The volume engages with, and builds upon, recent paradigm shifts in the archaeology and history of the ancient Mediterranean which have centred the social and economic processes that produce communities. It utilises a series of case studies, encompassing the production, trade, and movement of objects and people, to explore new models for how production is organized and the recursive relationship between the cultural and the economic spheres of human society. The contributions address issues of agency and production at multiple scales of analysis, from larger theoretical discussions of trade and identity across different regions, to context-specific explorations of production techniques and the distribution of material culture across the Italian peninsula. Production, Trade, and Connectivity in Pre-Roman Italy is intended for students and scholars interested in the archaeology and history of Pre-Roman and Early Republican Italy, but especially production, trade, community formation, and identity. Those interested in issues of cultural interaction and material change in the ancient Mediterranean world will find useful comparative examples and methodological approaches throughout.