Community and Society in Roman Italy by Stephen L. DysonCommunity and Society in Roman Italy by Stephen L. Dyson

Community and Society in Roman Italy

byStephen L. Dyson

Paperback | December 31, 2000

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Stephen L. Dyson examines rural communities as functioning, largely autonomous societies. Dyson traces the major outlines of community development from the end of the war with Hannibal to the early Middle Ages. He shows how local communities responded to changes in the greater Roman society while still retaining their distinctive identity. He examines the "typical" Roman community during the High Empire and explores the life cycle of rural inhabitants, showing how individuals- the aristocrats, the free poor, and the slaves- developed in relation to society as a whole.

Stephen L. Dyson is Park Professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo and past president of the Archaeological Institute of America. He has done extensive archaeological fieldwork in Italy and has published on the Roman frontier, Roman community, and the history of classical archaeology.
Title:Community and Society in Roman ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2000Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801867606

ISBN - 13:9780801867606

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An important addition to the literature on classical Rome... Highly recommended.