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Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

Ray Laurence and David J. Newsome


This book demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. Detailed case studies from the three best-known cities of Roman Italy are provided, revealing how movement contributes to our understanding of the ways that different elements of society interacted in space, and how the movement of people and materials shaped urban development. The chapters examine the impressions left by the movement of people and vehicles as indentations in the archaeological and historical record, and as impressions upon the Roman ur ... More

Keywords: Rome, Roman city, urban space, Roman Italy, movement, urban development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583126
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Laurence, editor
Professor of Roman History and Archaeology, University of Kent

David J. Newsome, editor
Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham

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