A Companion to Roman Italy (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Roman Italy (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Alison E. Cooley (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

Alison E. Cooley is Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, UK. Her publications include Res Gestae divi Augusti (2009), The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (2012), and Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2014).


List of Illustrations vii List of Tables xii Notes on Contributors xiii Acknowledgements xvi Introduction: Setting the Scene 1 1 Italy Before the Romans 2 Elena Isayev Part I The Impact of Rome Unification and Integration 33 2 Rome s Encroachment on Italy 35 Rafael Scopacasa 3 Italy and the Greek East, Second Century bc 57 Celia E. Schultz 4 The Social War 76 Edward Bispham 5 The Civil Wars and the Triumvirate 90 Edward Bispham 6 Coming to Terms with Dynastic Power, 30 bc ad 69 103 Alison E. Cooley 7 Italy during the High Empire, from the Flavians to Diocletian 121 Alison E. Cooley 8 Late Roman and Late Antique Italy: from Constantine to Justinian 133 Neil Christie Part II Local and Regional Diversity 155 2.1 Cultural Diversity 157 9 Funerary Practices 159 Emma ]Jayne Graham and Valerie M. Hope 10 Diversity in Architecture and Urbanism 181 Margaret L. Laird 11 Language and Literacy in Roman Italy 217 Kathryn Lomas 2.2 Greek Italy 235 12 Roman Naples 237 Kathryn Lomas 13 Magna Graecia, 270 bc ad 200 253 Kathryn Lomas 2.3 Case-study: Becoming Roman in Cisalpina 269 14 The Changing Face of Cisalpine Identity 271 Clifford Ando Part III Town and Country 289 3.1 Settlement Patterns 291 15 Urbanization 293 Joanne Berry 16 Urban Peripheries 308 Penelope J. Goodman 17 Villas 330 Nigel Pollard 3.2 Case-studies of Towns and their Territories 355 18 Republican and Early Imperial Towns in the Tiber Valley 357 Simon Keay and Martin Millett 19 Cosa and the Ager Cosanus 378 Elizabeth Fentress and Phil Perkins 20 Pompeii and the Ager Pompeianus 401 Ray Laurence 21 Ostia 417 Janet DeLaine Part IV Economy and Society 439 22 Regional Interaction 441 Rebecca R. Benefiel 23 Agricultural Production in Roman Italy 459 Robert Witcher 24 Local Elites 483 John R. Patterson 25 Sub ]Elites 498 Jonathan S. Perry Index 513

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  • ISBN13: 9781444339260
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781444339260
  • weight: 1020
  • ISBN10: 1444339265

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