A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-06
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic offers a diversity of perspectives to explore how differing approaches and methodologies can contribute to a greater understanding of the formation of the Roman Republic.

  • Brings together the experiences and ideas of archaeologists from around the world, with multiple backgrounds and areas of interest
  • Offers a vibrant exploration of the ways in which archaeological methods can be used to explore different elements of the Roman Republican period
  • Demonstrates that the Republic was not formed in a vacuum, but was influenced by non-Latin-speaking cultures from throughout the Mediterranean  region
  • Enables archaeological thinking in this area to be made accessible both to a more general audience and as a valuable addition to existing discourse
  • Investigates the archaeology of the Roman Republican period with reference to material culture, landscape, technology, identity and empire

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Notes on Contributors


Jane DeRose Evans

I.  Material Culture and its Impact on Social Configuration

1. Development of Baths and Public Bathing during the Roman Republic 
Fikret K. Yegül

2. Public Entertainment Structures      
Mantha Zarmakoupi

3. Republican Houses
Shelley Hales

4. Tombs and Funerary Monuments
Sylvia Diebner

5. Before Sigillata: Black-Gloss Pottery and its Cultural Dimensions
Roman Roth

6. Amphoras and Shipwrecks: Wine from the Tyrrhenian Coast at the End of the Republic and its Distribution in Gaul
Fanette Laubenheimer
7. Coins and the Archaeology of the Roman Republic
Jane DeRose Evans

8. Weapons and the Army  
Andrew Goldman

9. Bodies of Evidence: Skeletal Analysis in Roman Greece and Cyprus
Susan Kirkpatrick Smith

10. Population and Demographic Studies
Elio Lo Cascio

II. Archaeology and the Landscape

11. Looking at Early Rome with Fresh Eyes: Transforming the Landscape  
Albert Ammerman

12. Survey, Settlement and Land Use in Republican Italy
Helena Fracchia

13. Agriculture and the Environment of Republican Italy
Helen Goodchild

14. No Holiday Camp. The Roman Republican Army Camp as a Fine-Tuned
Instrument of War
Michael Dobson

15. Reconstructing Religious Ritual in Italy
Alison B. Griffith

III. Archaeology and Ancient Technology

16. The Orientation of Towns and Centuriation
David Romano

17. Scientia in Republican Era Stone and Concrete Masonry
Marie Jackson and Cynthia Kosso

18. Aqueducts and Water Supply
A.Trevor Hodge

19. Roads and Bridges
Ray Laurence

20. Villas and Agriculture in Republican Italy
Jeffrey Becker

21. Ports  
Steven Tuck

IV. The Archaeology of Identity

22. Material Culture, Italic Identities and the Romanization of Italy 
Tesse Stek

23. The Importance of Being Elite: The Archaeology of Identity in Etruria (500-200)
P. Gregory Warden

24. Greeks, Lucanians and Romans at Poseidonia/Paestum (South Italy) 
Maurizio Gualtieri

25. Central Apennine Italy: The Case of Samnium 
Marlene Suano and Rafael Scopasa

26. Early Rome and the Making of ‘Roman’ Identity through Architecture and City Planning
Ingrid Edlund-Berry

V. The Archaeology of Empire during the Republic

27. Material Culture and Identity in the Late Roman Republic (ca. 200 – ca. 20)
Miguel John Versluys

28. The Archaeology of Mid-Republican Rome: The Emergence of a Mediterranean Capital
Penelope Davies

29. The Late Republican City of Rome
Jane DeRose Evans

30. Cosa
Stephen L. Dyson

31. Becoming Roman Overseas? Sicily and Sardinia in the Later Roman Republic
Roger Wilson

32. The Archaeology of Africa in the Roman Republic 
David Stone

33. Hispania: From the Roman Republic to the Reign of Augustus
Isabel Rodá

34. The Archaeology of Palestine in the Republican Period
J. Andrew Overman

35. Greece and the Roman Republic: Athens and Corinth from the Late Third Century to the Augustan Era 
Michael Hoff

VI. Republican Archaeology and the 21st Century

36. Computer Techonologies and Republican Archaeology at Pompeii
Michael Anderson

37. Archaeology and Acquisition:  the Experience of Republican Rome Margaret Miles



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