Visual Style and Constructing Identity in the Hellenistic World

(2010), Valuing others in Classical Antiquity (Leiden) R. Roth (2007), Styling Romanisation. Pottery and society in central Italy (Cambridge) J. Keller (eds.) (2007), Roman by integration. Dimensions of group identity in material ...

Author: M. J. Versluys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107141971

Category: Art

Page: 333

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A new interpretation of Nemrud Dağ, a key Hellenistic monument which encompasses both Greek and Persian elements.

Rabbinic Traditions between Palestine and Babylonia

We must thus see Romanization as a process of dialectical change, rather than the influence of one “pure” culture upon ... Styling Romanisation: Pottery and Society in Central Italy [Cambridge Classical Studies; Cambridge, 2007]).

Author: Ronit Nikolsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004277311

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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In this book various authors explore how rabbinic traditions that were formulated in the Land of Israel migrated to Jewish study houses in Babylonia.


Comparative Issues in Romanization. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Laffi, U. 2001. ... Styling Romanisation. Pottery and Society in Central Italy. ... “The Romanization of Italy: Global Acculturation or Cultural Bricolage?” In TRAC97.

Author: Alessandro Naso

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781934078495

Category: History

Page: 1868

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This handbook has two purposes: it is intended (1) as a handbook of Etruscology or Etruscan Studies, offering a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the history of the discipline and its development, and (2) it serves as an authoritative reference work representing the current state of knowledge on Etruscan civilization. The organization of the volume reflects this dual purpose. The first part of the volume is dedicated to methodology and leading themes in current research, organized thematically, whereas the second part offers a diachronic account of Etruscan history, culture, religion, art & archaeology, and social and political relations and structures, as well as a systematic treatment of the topography of the Etruscan civilization and sphere of influence. 

The Peoples of Ancient Italy

Roth, R. E. Styling Romanisation. Pottery and society in central Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge U. P., 2007. Roth, R. E. and J. Keller, editors. Roman by Integration. Dimensions of group identity in material culture and text.

Author: Gary D. Farney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614513001

Category: History

Page: 786

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Although there are many studies of certain individual ancient Italic groups (e.g. the Etruscans, Gauls and Latins), there is no work that takes a comprehensive view of each of them—the famous and the less well-known—that existed in Iron Age and Roman Italy. Moreover, many previous studies have focused only on the material evidence for these groups or on what the literary sources have to say about them. This handbook is conceived of as a resource for archaeologists, historians, philologists and other scholars interested in finding out more about Italic groups from the earliest period they are detectable (early Iron Age, in most instances), down to the time when they begin to assimilate into the Roman state (in the late Republican or early Imperial period). As such, it will endeavor to include both archaeological and historical perspectives on each group, with contributions from the best-known or up-and-coming archaeologists and historians for these peoples and topics. The language of the volume is English, but scholars from around the world have contributed to it. This volume covers the ancient peoples of Italy more comprehensively in individual chapters, and it is also distinct because it has a thematic section.

Materialising Roman Histories

Roth, R.E. (2007) Styling Romanisation. ... Sackett, J.R. (1985) Style and ethnicity in the Kalahari: a reply to Weissner. American Antiquity 50, 154–9. Sackett, J.R. (1990) Style and ethnicity in archaeology: the case for isochrestism.

Author: Astrid Van Oyen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785706776

Category: History

Page: 232

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The Roman period witnessed massive changes in the human-material environment, from monumentalised cityscapes to standardised low-value artefacts like pottery. This book explores new perspectives to understand this Roman ‘object boom’ and its impact on Roman history. In particular, the book’s international contributors question the traditional dominance of ‘representation’ in Roman archaeology, whereby objects have come to stand for social phenomena such as status, facets of group identity, or notions like Romanisation and economic growth. Drawing upon the recent material turn in anthropology and related disciplines, the essays in this volume examine what it means to materialise Roman history, focusing on the question of what objects do in history, rather than what they represent. In challenging the dominance of representation, and exploring themes such as the impact of standardisation and the role of material agency, Materialising Roman History is essential reading for anyone studying material culture from the Roman world (and beyond).

The Etruscan World

Pfeilschifter, R. (2007) “The Allies in the Republican Army and the Romanisation of Italy” in Roman by Integration. Dimensions of Group Identity in ... Roth, R. E. (2007) Styling Romanisation. Pottery and Society in Central Italy, ...

Author: Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134055302

Category: History

Page: 1216

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The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and water tunnels, the development of the foresail for fast long-distance sailing vessels, fine techniques of metal production and other pyrotechnology, post-mortem C-sections in medicine, and more. In art, many technical and iconographic developments, although they certainly happened first in Greece or the Near East, are first seen in extant Etruscan works, preserved in the lavish tombs and goods of Etruscan aristocrats. These include early portraiture, the first full-length painted portrait, the first perspective view of a human figure in monumental art, specialized techniques of bronze-casting, and reduction-fired pottery (the bucchero phenomenon). Etruscan contacts, through trade, treaty and intermarriage, linked their culture with Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily, with the Italic tribes of the peninsula, and with the Near Eastern kingdoms, Greece and the Greek colonial world, Iberia, Gaul and the Punic network of North Africa, and influenced the cultures of northern Europe. In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. Archaeological and scientific discoveries have changed our picture of the Etruscans and furnished us with new, specialized information. Thanks to the work of dozens of international scholars, it is now possible to discuss topics of interest that could never before be researched, such as Etruscan mining and metallurgy, textile production, foods and agriculture. In this volume, over 60 experts provide insights into all these aspects of Etruscan culture, and more, with many contributions available in English for the first time to allow the reader access to research that may not otherwise be available to them. Lavishly illustrated, The Etruscan World brings to life the culture and material past of the Etruscans and highlights key points of development in research, making it essential reading for researchers, academics and students of this fascinating civilization.

TRAC 2012

Styling Romanisation. Potteryand Society in Central Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Roth, R.E. 2012. Regionalism: towardsanew perspectiveof culturalchange incentral Italy, c. 350200BC.In S.T. Roselaar (ed.) ...

Author: Annabel Bokern

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782971986

Category: History

Page: 220

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The twenty-second Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) was held at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in spring 2012. During the three-day conference fifty papers were delivered, discussing issues from a wide range of geographical regions of the Roman Empire, and applying various theoretical and methodological approaches. An equally wide selection of subjects was presented: sessions looked at Greek art and philhellenism in the Roman world, the validity of the concept of ‘Romanisation’, change and continuity in Roman religion, urban neighbourhood relations in Pompeii and Ostia, the transformation of objects in and from the Roman world, frontier markets and Roman archaeology in the Provinces. In addition, two general sessions covered single topics such as the ‘transvestite of Catterick’, metal recycling or Egyptian funeral practice in the Roman period. This volume contains a selection of papers from all these sessions.

A Companion to Roman Italy

Styling Romanisation. Pottery and society in central Italy. ... “Tam firmum municipium: the romanization of Volaterrae and its cultural implications.” Journal of Roman Studies 88: 94–114. terrenato, N. 2007.

Author: Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118993118

Category: History

Page: 576

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A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the impactof Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, andeconomic—upon Italy’s various regions, as well as theextent to which unification occurred as Rome became the capital ofItaly. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to thesites of Roman Italy Contributions discuss new theories of how to understandcultural change in the Italian peninsula Combines detailed case-studies of particular sites withwider-ranging thematic chapters Leading contributors not only make accessible the most recentwork on Roman Italy, but also offer fresh insight on long standingdebates

Local Self Governance in Antiquity and in the Global South

Roth (2007): Roman Roth, Styling Romanisation: pottery and society in Central Italy (Cambridge Classical Studies), Cambridge. → Roth (2019): Roman Roth, “The Expansion of the Citizenship and Roman Elite Interests in Regional Italy, c.

Author: Dominique Krüger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110798326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 540

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The nucleus of society is situated at the local level: in the village, the neighborhood, the city district. This is where a community first develops collective rules that are intended to ensure its continued existence. The contributors look at such configurations in geographical areas and time periods that lie outside of the modern Western world with its particular development of society and statehood: in Antiquity and in the Global South of the present. Here states tend to be weak, with obvious challenges and opportunities for local communities. How does governance in this context work? Scholars from various disciplines (Classics, Theology, Political Science, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Sinology) analyze different kinds of local arrangements in case studies, and they do so with a comparative approach. The sixteen papers examine the scope and spatial contingency of forms of self-governance; its legitimization and the collective identity of the groups behind them; the relations to different levels of state governance as well as to other local groups. Overall, this volume makes an interdisciplinary contribution to a better understanding of fundamental elements of local governance and statehood.

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic

Romano, D.G. (2010) Romanization in the Corinthia: urban and rural developments, in Rizakis and Lepenioti (eds), pp. 155-72. Romano, LB. ... Roth, R. (2007b) Styling Romanisation: Pottery and Society in Central Italy. Cambridge.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118557167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republicoffers a diversity of perspectives to explore how differingapproaches and methodologies can contribute to a greaterunderstanding of the formation of the Roman Republic. Brings together the experiences and ideas of archaeologistsfrom around the world, with multiple backgrounds and areas ofinterest Offers a vibrant exploration of the ways in whicharchaeological methods can be used to explore different elements ofthe Roman Republican period Demonstrates that the Republic was not formed in a vacuum, butwas influenced by non-Latin-speaking cultures from throughout theMediterranean region Enables archaeological thinking in this area to be madeaccessible both to a more general audience and as a valuableaddition to existing discourse Investigates the archaeology of the Roman Republican periodwith reference to material culture, landscape, technology, identityand empire