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Anthropology  

Maurizio Bettini

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Anthropology and the humanities both deal with man, but they deal with utterly different kinds of man. To put them together was a difficult task, therefore: it was not a simple question of ... More

Classical and Near Eastern Slavery in the First Millennium bce  

David M. Lewis

Twentieth-century scholarship, guided in particular by the views of M. I. Finley, saw Greece and Rome as the only true ‘slave societies’ of antiquity: slavery in the Near East was of minor ... More

Culture-Based Approaches  

Matthew Roller

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines some of the ways the concept of culture has been deployed in Roman Studies, and in classical scholarship more generally. In so doing, it hopes to show what kinds of ... More

The Early Imperial Monarchy  

Carlos F. Nqreña

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The most significant and distinctive features of the period covered in this article, roughly the first two centuries CE, were the political stability of the Roman state and the territorial ... More

Early Rome  

Nicola Terrenato

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
While century-old materialist and idealist frameworks still largely predominate in the archaeology and the history of later Roman periods, a freer theoretical rein can apparently be ... More

Economy and Quality of Life  

Walter Scheidel

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Among Roman historians, the resultant picture of a highly localised, fragmented, and largely agrarian economy that sustained a thin veneer of coerced transfers and trade in luxuries and a ... More

Freedom and Slavery  

Keith Bradley

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Tacitus famously opens his account of the Julii and Claudii with a disquisition on the history at Rome of freedom and monarchy. The rapid survey from the kings to the foundation of the ... More

Hellenism  

Tim Whitmarsh

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
There was never a time when Greece was not on Rome's horizon. Southern Italy and Sicily began to be colonised in the eighth century BCE, the period to which Varro famously dated the city's ... More

Imperial Ecumene and Polyethnicity  

Peter Fibiger Bang

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The ancient Mediterranean was a complex patchwork of diverse ethnic groups and cultures. Local or regional brands of knowledge, culture, and power had been subsumed under an imperial ... More

The Imperial Republic  

Harriet I. Flower

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Rome did not begin as a republic, nor as a small town any different from many others in Central Italy. It was only subsequently, after the emergence of a government based on elected ... More

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