Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space

Hardcover | January 1, 2012

EditorRay Laurence, David J. Newsome

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Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movementcontributes to our understanding of the ways different elements of society interacted in space, and how the movement of people and materials shaped urban development. The chapters in this book 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 urban consciousness. Through a broad range of historical issues, this volume studies movement as it is found atthe city gate, in public squares and on the street, and as it is represented in texts. Its broad objective is to make movement meaningful for understanding the economic, cultural, political, religious, and infrastructural behaviours that produced different types and rhythms of interaction in theRoman city. This volume's interdisciplinary approach will inform the understanding of the city in classics, ancient history, archaeology, and architectural history, as well as cultural studies, town planning, urban geography, and sociology.

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Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movementcontributes to our understanding of the ways di...

Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent. In 2006 he won the 'Longman-History Today New Generation Prize for book most likely to inspire the young to study history' for his volume Pompeii The Living City. David J. Newsome was awarded his PhD in 2010 from the University of Birmingham. He won ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pagesPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DedicationTable of contentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsNotes on ContributorsIntroductionDavid J. Newsome: Making Movement MeaningfulPart I: Articulating Movement and Space1. Diana Spencer: Movement and the Linguistic Turn: Reading Varro s de Lingua Latina2. Ray Laurence: Literature and the Spatial Turn: Movement and Space in Martial s Epigrams3. Akkelies van Nes: Measuring spatial visibility, adjacency, permeability and degrees of street life in Pompeii4. Eleanor Betts: Towards a Multisensory Experience of Movement in the City of RomePart II: Movement in the Roman city: infrastructure and organisation5. Jeremy Hartnett: The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street6. Steven Ellis: Pes dexter: Superstition and the state in the shaping of shop-fronts and street activity in the Roman world7. Alan Kaiser: Cart Traffic Flow in Pompeii and Rome8. Where to Parka Carts, Stables and the Economics of Transport in Pompeii9. Hanna Stoger: The Spatial Organisation of the Movement Economy: The Analysis of Ostia s scholaePart III: Movement and the Metropolis10. Claire Holleran: The Street Life of Ancient Rome11. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis: The City in Motion: Walking for transport and leisure in the city of Rome12. David J. Newsome: Movement and Fora in Rome (the Late Republic to the first century CE)13. Francesco Trifilo: Movement, gaming and the use of space in the forum14. Diane Favro: Construction Traffic in Imperial Rome: Building the Arch of Septimius Severus15. Simon Malmberg and Hans Bjur: Movement and urban development at two city gates in Rome: the Porta Esquilina and Porta TiburtinaEndpieceRay Laurence: From Movement to Mobility: Future DirectionsBibliography