A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118557166
  • ISBN-13: 9781118557167
  • DDC: 937.02
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 746 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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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

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
1: Material Culture and Its Impact on Social Configuration.
2: Development of Baths and Public Bathing during the Roman Republic.
3: Public Entertainment Structures.
4: Republican Houses.
5: Tombs and Funerary Monuments.
6: Before Sigillata: Black-Gloss Pottery and Its Cultural Dimensions.
7: Amphoras and Shipwrecks: Wine from the Tyrrhenian Coast at the End of the Republic and Its Distribution in Gaul.
8: Coins and the Archaeology of the Roman Republic.
9: Weapons and the Army.
10: Bodies of Evidence: Skeletal Analysis in Roman Greece and Cyprus.
11: Population and Demographic Studies.
12: Archaeology and the Landscape.
13: Looking at Early Rome with Fresh Eyes: Transforming the Landscape.
14: Survey, Settlement and Land Use in Republican Italy.
15: Agriculture and the Environment of Republican Italy.
16: No Holiday Camp: The Roman Republican Army Camp as a Fine-Tuned Instrument of War.
17: Reconstructing Religious Ritual in Italy.
18: Archaeology and Ancient Technology.
19: The Orientation of Towns and Centuriation.
20: Scientia in Republican Era Stone and Concrete Masonry.
21: Aqueducts and Water Supply.
22: Roads and Bridges.
23: Villas and Agriculture in Republican Italy.
24: Ports.
25: The Archaeology of Identity.
26: Material Culture, Italic Identities and the Romanization of Italy.
27: The Importance of Being Elite: The Archaeology of Identity in Etruria (500–200).
28: Greeks, Lucanians and Romans at Poseidonia/Paestum (South Italy).
29: Central Apennine Italy: The Case of Samnium.
30: Early Rome and the Making of “Roman” Identity through Architecture and City Planning.
31: The Archaeology of Empire during the Republic.
32: Material Culture and Identity in the Late Roman Republic (c. 200–c. 20).
33: The Archaeology of Mid-Republican Rome: The Emergence of a Mediterranean Capital.
34: The Late Republican City of Rome.
35: Cosa.
36: Becoming Roman Overseas? Sicily and Sardinia in the Later Roman Republic.
37: The Archaeology of Africa in the Roman Republic.
38: Hispania: From the Roman Republic to the Reign of Augustus.
39: The Archaeology of Palestine in the Republican Period.
40: Greece and the Roman Republic: Athens and Corinth from the Late Third Century to the Augustan Era.
41: Republican Archaeology and the Twenty-First Century.
42: Computer Technologies and Republican Archaeology at Pompeii.
43: Archaeology and Acquisition: The Experience of Republican Rome.