A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic

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Edited by Jane DeRose Evans

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 746 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 250mm x 40mm | 1,540g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405199660
  • ISBN 13: 9781405199667
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,400,758

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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republicoffers a diversity of perspectives to explore how differingapproaches and methodologies can contribute to a greaterunderstanding of the formation of the Roman Republic. * Brings together the experiences and ideas of archaeologistsfrom around the world, with multiple backgrounds and areas ofinterest * Offers a vibrant exploration of the ways in whicharchaeological methods can be used to explore different elements ofthe Roman Republican period * Demonstrates that the Republic was not formed in a vacuum, butwas influenced by non-Latin-speaking cultures from throughout theMediterranean region * Enables archaeological thinking in this area to be madeaccessible both to a more general audience and as a valuableaddition to existing discourse * Investigates the archaeology of the Roman Republican periodwith reference to material culture, landscape, technology, identityand empire

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Jane DeRose Evans is Professor of Art History at Temple University, where she is also affiliated with the Classics Department. She is the author of The Art of Persuasion: Political Propaganda from Aeneas to Brutus (1992) and The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima: Excavation Reports v.6, The Coins and the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Economy of Palestine (2006).

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Recipient of a PROSE Awards 2013 Honorable Mention This collection punches well above the weight of most ofsimilar editorial enterprises. D. E. has impressively succeeded ingathering a body of work that does justice both to the complexityof the material and the diversity of the scholarly debate ...Readers will encounter, as a rule, reliable and often insightfuloverviews of complex problems, with plenty of engagement with theancient evidence and invaluable bibliographicalinformation. (Journal of Classics Teaching, 1June 2013)

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The role of archaeology has expanded over the past 30 years, and research now frequently overlaps with the work of ancient historians and classicists. "A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic" demonstrates how archaeological methods have been used to study the era of the Roman Republic, and the influences of non-Roman cultures on its formation. A collection of original essays by both emerging and established archaeologists with a wide range of nationalities and areas of interest, "A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic" reveals how differing approaches and methodologies contribute to an understanding of the Republic across the Mediterranean basin. Of interest both to archaeologists themselves, and to students of ancient history, art history and classics, it offers a diverse approach to a fascinating field.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations ix Notes on Contributors xiv Abbreviations xxi Preface xxii Introduction 1 Jane DeRose Evans PART I Material Culture and Its Impact on SocialConfiguration 13 1 Development of Baths and Public Bathing during the RomanRepublic 15 Fikret K. Yegul 2 Public Entertainment Structures 33 Mantha Zarmakoupi 3 Republican Houses 50 Shelley Hales 4 Tombs and Funerary Monuments 67 Sylvia Diebner 5 Before Sigillata: Black-Gloss Pottery and Its CulturalDimensions 81 Roman Roth 6 Amphoras and Shipwrecks: Wine from the Tyrrhenian Coast at theEnd of the Republic and Its Distribution in Gaul 97 Fanette Laubenheimer 7 Coins and the Archaeology of the Roman Republic 110 Jane DeRose Evans 8 Weapons and the Army 123 Andrew L. Goldman 9 Bodies of Evidence: Skeletal Analysis in Roman Greece andCyprus 141 Susan Kirkpatrick Smith 10 Population and Demographic Studies 155 Elio Lo Cascio PART II Archaeology and the Landscape 167 11 Looking at Early Rome with Fresh Eyes: Transforming theLandscape 169 Albert J. Ammerman 12 Survey, Settlement and Land Use in Republican Italy 181 Helena Fracchia 13 Agriculture and the Environment of Republican Italy 198 Helen Goodchild 14 No Holiday Camp: The Roman Republican Army Camp as aFine-Tuned Instrument of War 214 Michael Dobson 15 Reconstructing Religious Ritual in Italy 235 Alison B. Griffith PART III Archaeology and Ancient Technology 251 16 The Orientation of Towns and Centuriation 253 David Gilman Romano 17 Scientia in Republican Era Stone and Concrete Masonry268 Marie D. Jackson and Cynthia K. Kosso 18 Aqueducts and Water Supply 285 A. Trevor Hodge 19 Roads and Bridges 296 Ray Laurence 20 Villas and Agriculture in Republican Italy 309 Jeffrey A. Becker 21 Ports 323 Steven L. Tuck PART IV The Archaeology of Identity 335 22 Material Culture, Italic Identities and the Romanization ofItaly 337 Tesse D. Stek 23 The Importance of Being Elite: The Archaeology of Identity inEtruria (500 200) 354 P. Gregory Warden 24 Greeks, Lucanians and Romans at Poseidonia/Paestum (SouthItaly) 369 Maurizio Gualtieri 25 Central Apennine Italy: The Case of Samnium 387 Marlene Suano and Rafael Scopacasa 26 Early Rome and the Making of Roman Identitythrough Architecture and City Planning 406 Ingrid Edlund-Berry PART V The Archaeology of Empire during the Republic427 27 Material Culture and Identity in the Late Roman Republic (c.200 c. 20) 429 Miguel John Versluys 28 The Archaeology of Mid-Republican Rome: The Emergence of aMediterranean Capital 441 Penelope J.E. Davies 29 The Late Republican City of Rome 459 Jane DeRose Evans 30 Cosa 472 Stephen L. Dyson 31 Becoming Roman Overseas? Sicily and Sardinia in the LaterRoman Republic 485 R.J.A. Wilson 32 The Archaeology of Africa in the Roman Republic 505 David L. Stone 33 Hispania: From the Roman Republic to the Reign of Augustus522 Isabel Roda 34 The Archaeology of Palestine in the Republican Period540 J. Andrew Overman 35 Greece and the Roman Republic: Athens and Corinth from theLate Third Century to the Augustan Era 559 Michael C. Hoff PART VI Republican Archaeology and the Twenty-First Century579 36 Computer Technologies and Republican Archaeology at Pompeii581 Michael Anderson 37 Archaeology and Acquisition: The Experience of RepublicanRome 598 Margaret M. Miles References 611 Index 711