A group for those interested in the archaeology of Roman Italy and the Roman Empire.
Heather Rosmarin started the topic Free virtual conference: Opening the Ancient World: “Who Has the Power?”… in the discussion Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Everyone – Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) is hosting a free virtual conference: Opening the Ancient World: “Who Has the Power? Leaders and Leadership in the Ancient World” from August 14 – August 15, 2022. In addition to presentations, there will be several sessions / workshops focused on independent scholars. Learn more here: <…[Read more]
This graduate seminar approaches the urban and rural landscapes of peninsular Italy from the Early Iron Age until the Gothic Wars, with the goal being to examine key points of intersection (and departure) between the spheres of ‘town’ and ‘country’. In adopting an holistic approach to these categories that are often juxtaposed, the seminar…[Read more]
This course provides a detailed examination of the life and administration of the Roman
emperor Augustus (reigned 31 B.C. to A.D.
14), a time of pivotal social and economic
change that forever altered the trajectory of
Roman history. Augustus and his
administration will be examined from a variety
of viewpoints, drawing on a rich dataset…[Read more]
A brief discussion of where the Late Archaic architectural terracottas (published by D. Di Giuliomaria in the same volume) were found within the archaeological area at Sant’Omobono.
This paper publishes a ceramic bowl in the Metropolitan Museum of Art depicting a Parthian shot. Although it lacks archaeological provenance, the bowl can be dated to the 4th to 2nd centuries BCE, and probably comes from northwestern Iran. It is, therefore, one of the few possible instances of a Parthian shot from the Arsacid Empire.
Adam Parker deposited Curing with Creepy Crawlies: A Phenomenological Approach to Beetle Pendants Used in Roman Magical and Medicinal Practice in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years ago
Evidence for some ephemeral, Roman, ritual practices, particularly using organic materials, is lost to us. This paper will introduce a case study which has not been previously considered as a platform to explore the material relationships between invertebrates and their use in magical or medicinal practices. Through a combination of discussing the…[Read more]
Roland Steinacher deposited Die Bischofssitze Rätiens und Noricums vor ihrem historischen Hintergrund – Bruch und Kontinuität in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
Dieser Text soll auf drei Ebenen Fragen an die Quellen tragen. Erstens will ich versuchen, exemplarisch
Entwicklungslinien zwischen der antiken Provinzstruktur und dem bairischen Dukat
– einer militärisch-politischen Organisation nach spätantikem Muster – bis in karolingische Zeit
herauszuarbeiten. Zweitens soll die Frage gestellt werden, wie u…[Read more]
Roland Steinacher deposited Ethnische Identität und die Meistererzählung von der Wanderung. Probleme der Frühgeschichte in Geschichtswissenschaft und Archäologie in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
Zusammenfassend lässt sich sagen, dass Ethnonyme
über einen sehr langen Zeitraum in Gebrauch
sein konnten. Im Falle der Veneder verschob sich
die Bedeutung. Sie galt nicht mehr nur für eine bestimmte
Gruppe, sondern bezog sich auf die Gesamtheit
der Fremden, die im Wahrnehmungsbereich der
eigenen Sprachgemeinschaft lagen. So wie man de…[Read more]
Alejandro G. Sinner deposited Del oppidum de Burriac a las termas de Ca l’Arnau. Una aproximación a la lengua y a la identidad de los habitantes de Ilduro (Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona) in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
The analysis of the epigraphic documents from various sites in the Cabrera de Mar valley reveals a clear predominance of Iberian script over Latin, not only in the Iberian oppidum of Burriac, but also in the late-Republican settlement located in the modern centre of the village of Cabrera de Mar; both probably to be identified in ancient times as…[Read more]
The aim of this chapter is to present the most recent state of the arts on these epigraphies and on the languages that they transmit. The study of these languages is essential to our understanding of colonial Phoenician and Greek literacy, which lies at the root of their growth, as well as of the diffusion of Roman literacy, which played an…[Read more]
Alejandro G. Sinner deposited A central italian coin with Dyonysus/Panther types, and contacts between Central Italy and Spain in the 2nd and 1rst centuries BC in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Three “Dionysus / panther” coins are known from Catalonia, one from excavations at Cabrera de Mar. This is a key component of the Central Italian Assemblage of the Italo-Baetican series, and dates to the late 90s/early 80s BC. The excavation coin probably arrived during the Sertorian Wars (80–72 BC), certainly before 50 BC. We therefore revie…[Read more]
Two large complexes of struck lead pieces, from the Roman colony of Minturnae nd from Baetica (southern Spain) in the late Republic, have been documented in recent years. There are close and unique iconographic parallels between them. We accordingly undertook an analysis of the isotopic signatures of the leads used in the two areas, to see if this…[Read more]
Alejandro G. Sinner deposited Methods of Palaeodemography: The Case of the Iberian Oppida and Roman Cities in North‐East Spain in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Ancient demography is a recurrent topic in archaeology, thanks to new methods and evidence from different surveys and excavations. However, different cultures or periods are studied on their own, without any comparison being made between them and of their population dynamics. The present paper seeks to advance the situation by defining…[Read more]
The lead stock in the Guerra collection is the first of its category found with an Iberian inscription: baitolo. The most feasible interpretation is to consider it as a place name, either as the name of the city of baitolo/Baetulo, the modern Badalona, which issued coins with the legend baitolo in the 2nd quarter of the 1st c. BC, or as the name…[Read more]
William Caraher deposited The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth: The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
This chapter argues that the textual and archaeological evidence for imperial involvement in the Corinthia provides faint traces of what Jas Elsner has called “internal friction” in the manifestation of imperial and Corinthian authority in the region.
A short paper on legacy data, flow, and time in archaeology based on my experiences at Polis on Cyprus.
Roland Steinacher deposited Rex Vandalorum – The Debates on Wends and Vandals in Swedish Humanism as an Indicator for Early Modern Patterns of Ethnic Perception in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 years, 3 months ago
For more than four hundred years, up to the accession of the present king Carl XVI Gustaf in 1973, did the Swedish monarchs hold the title “King of the Wends“. The first evidence of this claim dates from the reign of Gustav I Vasa (1523-1560), who adopted the title Sveriges, Göthes och Wendes Konung in official sources around the year 1540. In L…[Read more]
Dominik Hagmann deposited Roman Rural Landscapes in Noricum: Archäologische Untersuchungen zur römischen Besiedlung im Hinterland Nord-Noricums in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 years, 5 months ago
Der Artikel behandelt das Dissertationsprojekt des Autors, welches die archäologischen Besiedlungsaktivitäten in einem genau definierten Untersuchungsgebiet im nördlichen (heute niederösterreichischen) Hinterland der ehemaligen römischen Provinz Noricum behandelt.
Philip Harland deposited Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society (second edition) in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 years, 8 months ago
This is the complete second, fully revised edition of the book with links to inscriptions on the AGRW website. (First edition was published by Fortress in 2003).
Philip Harland deposited Associations and the Economics of Group Life: A Preliminary Case Study of Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 years, 8 months ago
Article surveying economic conditions within associations in Asia Minor and on Greek islands.
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