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The Idea of Italy

Emma Dench

in Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198150510
eISBN:
9780191710018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198150510.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the great importance of the idea of Italy in the crucial stages of the Roman imperial experience. There is no doubt that both ‘universal’ images of Italy and Italian ... More


From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Edward Bispham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome's once independent Italian allies became communities of a new Roman territorial state after the Social War of 91-87 bc. This book examines how the transition from independence to subordination ... More


Per Capita GDP in the Early Roman Empire

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter draws together the implications of the previous chapters in order to investigate the size of the Roman economy at its maximum extent. If one takes Roman Italy as being comparable to the ... More


Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Eric Orlin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This study of the Roman reaction to foreign cults explores how religion contributed to the Romans’ need to reshape their community and their sense of what it meant to be Roman in the wake of Roman ... More


The Roman Market Economy

Peter Temin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. This book ... More


Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Robert Sallares

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first comprehensive study of malaria in ancient Italy since the research of the distinguished Italian malariologist, Angelo Celli, in the early 20th century. It demonstrates the ... More


Contesting Time and Space: Fasti 6. 637–48

Carole E. Newlands

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads in the anecdote of Vedius Pollio’s house (F. 6. 637-48) four overlapping themes: an appropriate conclusion to a day that begins in pre-Roman Italy, moves to the regal period, and ... More


Introduction

Miko Flohr

in The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659357
eISBN:
9780191750618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter defines the subject of the book and positions it in its wider research context of Roman socioeconomic history, particularly in reference to the Roman economy debate. Itthen introduces ... More


General Conclusions

Saskia T. Roselaar

in Italy's Economic Revolution: Integration and Economy in Republican Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198829447
eISBN:
9780191867965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829447.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter summarizes the main findings of this book. It reviews how economic activities carried out by Italians contributed to the integration of the Italian peoples into the Roman framework. ... More


Introduction

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850809
eISBN:
9780191885679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850809.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Traditionally, historians regard the demise of the Roman Republic as the end of politics. If politics is regarded as decision making that affects society as a whole, something certainly changed with ... More


Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Laurens E. Tacoma

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850809
eISBN:
9780191885679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850809.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers an analysis of Roman political culture in Italy from the first to the sixth century AD on the basis of seven case studies. Its main contention is that, during the period in which ... More


The Nature of the Villa Economy

Alessandro Launaro

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Since 200 BC Roman Italy had witnessed the spread of a social–economic system based on agriculture and centred on villa estates. This process was made possible by new political and social conditions ... More


Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

Ray Laurence and David J. Newsome (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199583126
eISBN:
9780191804519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. Detailed case studies from the three best-known cities ... More


The Archaeology of Roman Urban Workshops: A French Approach?

Jean-Pierre Brun

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter highlights French scholarship on craftsmen and traders. Focusing particularly on approaches to the archaeology of urban workshops in Roman Italy, it shows how these have been shaped by a ... More


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