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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

Paul Erdkamp, Alexandre Grandazzi, Neville Morley, Walter Scheidel, Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto, Claudia Moatti, Beryl Rawson, Michael MacKinnon, Elisha Dumser, Glenn R. Storey, J. Bert Lott, Roy D. Miller, Robert Witcher, Steven L. Tuck, Ray Laurence, Shawn Graham, Christer Bruun, Wim Broekaert, Arjan Zuiderhoek, Cameron Hawkins, Jinyu Liu, A. J. McGinn, Adam Ziolkowski, Benjamin Kelly, Gregory S. Aldrete, Nicholas Purcell, Andreas Bendlin, Michele R. Salzman, Leonard V. Rutgers, A. D. Lee, Catharine Edwards, Ingrid Rowland
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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521720786

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome offers thirty-one original essays by leading historians, classicists and archaeologist on the largest metropolis of the Roman Empire. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are famous features of the Roman capital, Rome is addressed in this volume primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived, and died. The clearly written and succinct chapters discuss numerous issues related to the capital of the Roman Empire: from the monuments and the games to the food- and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated and designed as a readable survey accessible to all audiences, the Companion explains ground-breaking new research against the background of current debate and reaches a level of sophistication that will be appreciated by the experts.

    • Explores in great detail what life was actually like for the hundreds of thousands of ordinary inhabitants of ancient Rome
    • Thirty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists from around the world
    • Suitable for undergraduates taking courses on the city of Rome and also for non-specialists
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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521720786
    • length: 646 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Paul Erdkamp
    1. The emergence of the city Alexandre Grandazzi
    Part I. Inhabitants:
    2. Population size and social structure Neville Morley
    3. Disease and death Walter Scheidel
    4. Slaves and freedmen Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto
    5. Immigration and cosmopolitanization Claudia Moatti
    6. Marriages, families, households Beryl Rawson
    7. Pack-animals, pets, pests, and other non-human beings Michael MacKinnon
    Part II. The Urban Fabric:
    8. The urban topography of Rome Elisha Dumser
    9. Housing and domestic architecture Glenn R. Storey
    10. Regions and neighborhoods J. Bert Lott
    11. Monumental Rome Roy D. Miller
    12. (Sub)urban surroundings Robert Witcher
    Part III. Logistical Challenges:
    13. The Tiber and river transport Steven L. Tuck
    14. Traffic and land transportation in and near Rome Ray Laurence
    15. The food supply of the capital Paul Erdkamp
    16. Counting bricks and stacking wood: providing the physical fabric Shawn Graham
    17. Water supply, drainage and watermills Christer Bruun
    Part IV. Working for a Living:
    18. Industries and services Wim Broekaert and Arjan Zuiderhoek
    19. Labour and employment Cameron Hawkins
    20. Professional associations Jinyu Liu
    21. Sex and the city Thomas A. J. McGinn
    Part V. Rulers and the Ruled:
    22. Civic rituals and political spaces in Republican and Imperial Rome Adam Ziolkowski
    23. Policing and security Benjamin Kelly
    24. Riots Gregory S. Aldrete
    25. 'Romans, play on!': city of the games Nicholas Purcell
    Part VI. Beyond This World:
    26. The urban sacred landscape Andreas Bendlin
    27. Structuring time: festivals, holidays and the calendar Michele R. Salzman
    28. Cemeteries and catacombs Leonard V. Rutgers
    29. What difference did Christianity make? A. D. Lee
    Epilogue:
    30. The city in ruin: text, image, and imagination Catharine Edwards
    31. Roma aeterna Ingrid Rowland.

  • Editor

    Paul Erdkamp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Previously, he was Research Fellow at the University of Leiden. He has published two monographs: Hunger and the Sword. Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (1998) and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire (2005), and is editor of The Roman Army and the Economy (2002), A Companion to the Roman Army (2007) and A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity (2012). His research interests include the ancient economy, army and warfare, ancient historiography, in particular Polybius and Livy, and social and cultural aspects of food in classical antiquity. Professor Erdkamp is currently co-chair of the Roman Society Research Centre, in which various departments of ancient history and archaeology at European universities participate.

    Contributors

    Paul Erdkamp, Alexandre Grandazzi, Neville Morley, Walter Scheidel, Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto, Claudia Moatti, Beryl Rawson, Michael MacKinnon, Elisha Dumser, Glenn R. Storey, J. Bert Lott, Roy D. Miller, Robert Witcher, Steven L. Tuck, Ray Laurence, Shawn Graham, Christer Bruun, Wim Broekaert, Arjan Zuiderhoek, Cameron Hawkins, Jinyu Liu, A. J. McGinn, Adam Ziolkowski, Benjamin Kelly, Gregory S. Aldrete, Nicholas Purcell, Andreas Bendlin, Michele R. Salzman, Leonard V. Rutgers, A. D. Lee, Catharine Edwards, Ingrid Rowland

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