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    DescriptionOstia Antica was Rome's ancient harbor. Its houses and apartments, taverns and baths, warehouses, shops and temples have long contributed to a picture of daily life in ancient Rome. Recent investigations have revealed, however, that life in Ostia did not end with a bang but with a whimper. Only on the cusp of the Middle Ages did the town's residents entrench themselves in a smaller settlement outside the walls. What can this new evidence tell us about life in the later Roman Empire, as society navigated an increasingly Christian world? Ostia in Late Antiquity, the first academic study on Ostia to appear in English in almost 20 years and the first to treat the Late Antique period, tackles the dynamics of this transformative time. Drawing on new archaeological research, including the author's own, and incorporating both material and textual sources, it presents a social history of the town from the third through the ninth century.


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    Title
    Ostia in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas Boin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 308
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107024014
    ISBN 10: 1107024013
    Classifications

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    57 b/w illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    22 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Dr Douglas Boin is Assistant Professor of History at Saint Louis University. He is an expert on the religious history of the Roman Empire, particularly as it pertains to the 'pagan', Christian and Jewish world of the ancient Mediterranean. Since 2010 he has taught in the Department of Classics at Georgetown University in Washington DC. His scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Roman Studies and The American Journal of Archaeology and he has authored entries on synagogues and church buildings for the multi-volume reference work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Greco-Roman World. For ten years, he worked as an archaeologist in Rome, studying the site of a Roman synagogue at Ostia Antica, the harbor town of the empire's capital. He speaks regularly on aspects of late Roman history, archaeology and religion at national and international conferences.
    Review quote
    'The appearance ... of Douglas Boin's Ostia in Late Antiquity is ... a very welcome development and begins to fill an important gap in the study of ancient Ostia. Boin skillfully weaves together material and textual evidence to show theories that Ostia experienced 'decline' or rapid Christianization in the third and fourth centuries are generally unfounded.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'Highly recommended.' Choice
    Table of contents
    Part I. Background: 1. New approaches to daily life in Late Antique Ostia; 2. The new urban image of Rome's ancient harbor; Part II. Foreground: 3. The third century: Roman religions and the long reach of the emperor; 4. The fourth century: proud temples and resilient traditions; 5. The fifth century: history seen from the spaces in between; 6. The sixth and seventh centuries: a city in motion, shifting traditions.