A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series of original essays from top experts that offer an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current research on the development of the city of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600.
Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematic approach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensible reference work on ancient Rome
Includes several new developments on areas of research that are available in English for the first time
Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety of related fields
Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Rome on a wide variety of topics including Rome s urban landscape, population, economy, civic life, and key events
Amanda Claridge is emeritus Professor of Roman Archaeology at Royal Holloway University of London. Her recent publications include Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (2010) and (with Ingo Herklotz) Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo: Classical manuscript illustrations (2012). Claire Holleran is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. She is co-editor of the upcoming Demography and the Graeco-Roman World (with April Pudsey, 2011) and author of Shopping in Ancient Rome: the Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate (2012).
Notes on Contributors xi Preface xix Abbreviations xxi List of Maps xxiii PART I Introductory 1 1 Source Material: i Archaeological Sources 3 Maria Kneafsey ii Written Sources 9 Richard Flower iii The Marble Plans 13 Pier Luigi Tucci iv The Epigraphic Record 20 Boris Rankov v Coins 24 Andrew Burnett 2 Historical Overview: From City ]state to Christian Center 29 Christopher Smith PART II The Urban Landscape 53 3 A City of Stories 55 T.P. Wiseman 4 Defining the City: The Boundaries of Rome 71 Penelope J. Goodman 5 The Development of the City: An Archaeological Perspective i From its Origins to the Second Century bce 93 Amanda Claridge ii From 100 bce to ce 600 115 Amanda Claridge PART III The People 137 6 The Population 139 Elio Lo Cascio 7 Social Structure and the plebs Romana 155 David Noy 8 The Army in Imperial Rome 173 Jon Coulston PART IV The Urban Infrastructure 197 9 Rivers, Roads, Harbors, and Wharves 199 Candace Rice 10 Feeding Rome: The Grain Supply 219 Giovanni Geraci (translated Claire Holleran) 11 Water Supply and Sewers 247 Harry B. Evans 12 Streets and Street Life 263 J. Bert Lott 13 Urban Administration in Rome 279 John R. Patterson PART V Living in Rome 297 14 Housing: i The Development and Role of the Roman Aristocratic Domus 299 Hannah Platts ii Insulae 317 Janet DeLaine 15 The Imperial Thermae 325 Janet DeLaine 16 Libraries and Literary Culture in Rome 343 Matthew Nicholls PART VI Dying in Rome 363 17 Hazards of Life in Ancient Rome: Floods, Fires, Famines, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers 365 Gregory S. Aldrete 18 Funerary Practice in the City of Rome 383 Valerie M. Hope 19 Roman Cemeteries and Tombs 403 Barbara E. Borg PART VII The Urban Economy 425 20 The Labor Market 427 Laurens E. Tacoma 21 Production in Rome 443 Dennis Kehoe 22 The Retail Trade 459 Claire Holleran 23 The Construction Industry 473 Janet DeLaine PART VIII Civic Life 491 24 Temples, Colleges, and Priesthoods 493 Joerg Rupke 25 Entertainment 511 David Potter 26 Law and Lawcourts 527 Leanne Bablitz 27 The Roman Church 541 John Curran 28 Political Space 559 Elizabeth H. Pearson PART IX The Roman Triumph 581 29 The Triumphal Procession 583 Geoffrey S. Sumi 30 Urban Commemoration: The Pompa Triumphalis in Rome 599 Diane Favro PART X Receptions of Rome 619 31 Written Rome: Ancient Literary Responses 621 Diana Spencer 32 The Renaissance: The Discovery of Ancient Rome 643 Brian A. Curran 33 Napoleonic Rome and Roma Capitale 673 Pier Luigi Tucci 34 Mussolini and Rome 683 Borden Painter 35 The City of Ancient Rome on Screen 699 Monica S. Cyrino Index