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For students and scholars of Ancient History, Archaeology, and Classical Studies.
Edited by Ray Laurence, Professor of Roman History and Archaeology, University of Kent, and David J. Newsome, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham
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 the BABESCH-Byvanck Award in 2008 for his innovative research on traffic and urban change at Pompeii. Both have published widely on the Roman city.
"will be of interest not only to students of the past but even to todays town planners ... opening a new historiography" - Prof. Barbara Levick, Greece & Rome
"this is a very rich volume that scholars will want to read in its entirety." - Miko Flohr, The Classical Review
"This highly detailed and absorbing study crosses academic disciplines, is, as one would expect from its editors, thoroughly researched with an extensive bibliography, and is peppered with entertaining gems" - Caitlin McCall, World Archaeology
"Each chapter has something to recommend it ... this is a beautifully produced book that moves its reader onto and through the streets of the Roman city." -
Rebecca R. Benefiel, sehepunkte
"[the essays] maintain a high level of theoretical analysis and show thorough knowledge of both literary and archaeological sources ... A special feature is the bibliography, covering no fewer than 40 pages, and constituting a guide to the best work in Roman archaeology and social history in the last 100 years. A work of advanced scholarship for advanced scholars." - R. L. Frank, CHOICE
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
David J. Newsome: Making Movement Meaningful
Part I: Articulating Movement and Space
1: Diana Spencer: Movement and the Linguistic Turn: Reading Varro s de Lingua Latina
2: Ray Laurence: Literature and the Spatial Turn: Movement and Space in Martial s Epigrams
3: Akkelies van Nes: Measuring spatial visibility, adjacency, permeability and degrees of street life in Pompeii
4: Eleanor Betts: Towards a Multisensory Experience of Movement in the City of Rome
Part II: Movement in the Roman city: infrastructure and organisation
5: Jeremy Hartnett: The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street
6: Steven Ellis: Pes dexter: Superstition and the state in the shaping of shop-fronts and street activity in the Roman world
7: Alan Kaiser: Cart Traffic Flow in Pompeii and Rome
8: Eric E. Poehler: Where to Park? Carts, Stables and the Economics of Transport in Pompeii
9: Hanna Stöger: The Spatial Organisation of the Movement Economy: The Analysis of Ostia s scholae
Part III: Movement and the Metropolis
10: Claire Holleran: The Street Life of Ancient Rome
11: Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis: The City in Motion: Walking for transport and leisure in the city of Rome
12: David J. Newsome: Movement and Fora in Rome (the Late Republic to the first century CE)
13: Francesco Trifilò: Movement, gaming and the use of space in the forum
14: Diane Favro: Construction Traffic in Imperial Rome: Building the Arch of Septimius Severus
15: Simon Malmberg and Hans Bjur: Movement and urban development at two city gates in Rome: the Porta Esquilina and Porta Tiburtina
Ray Laurence: From Movement to Mobility: Future Directions