By Alison E. Cooley
A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the influence of Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, and economic—upon Italy’s a number of areas, in addition to the level to which unification happened as Rome grew to become the capital of Italy.
- The assortment provides new archaeological information in terms of the websites of Roman Italy
- Contributions talk about new theories of ways to appreciate cultural swap within the Italian peninsula
- Combines exact case-studies of specific websites with wider-ranging thematic chapters
- Leading participants not just make available the latest paintings on Roman Italy, but in addition supply clean perception on lengthy status debates
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For an Italian series focusing on Magna Graecia, see Atti di Taranto and BTCGI; on Etruscans, the journal Studi Etruschi. The following projects make the primary evidence base more accessible, for Italian coinages – Rutter ed, 2001; for epigraphy, language, and grammar – Untermann 2000, Rix 2002; and most recently Crawford’s 2011, Imagines Italicae, which supplements Vetter’s Handbuch der italischen Dialekte, 1953, and Inscriptiones Italiae. References Acquaro, E. 1988. ” In The Phoenicians, ed.
The remains of banqueting and commensality that would have been crucial to maintaining these ties are found in the elite burials of both men and women. Scenes of such activities – banqueting, games, and processions – are also found on tomb paintings and depicted on vessels from the northern regions of the peninsula (Frey, 1986; Lomas, 2007: 33). They represent an elite culture not dissimilar to that of the Homeric world, which they could have easily fitted into, and perhaps to which they, along with their other Mediterranean compatriots, aspired (Malkin, 1998; 2002).
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