Processes of Integration and Identity Formation in the Roman Republic

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Saskia T. Roselaar
BRILL, May 7, 2012 - History - 406 pages
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This volume is the result of a conference, held at Manchester in July 2010, on processes of integration and identity formation in the Roman Republic. This book focuses especially on day-to-day contexts in which Romans and Italians interacted, which are essential for understanding long-term developments. The book discusses settlement patterns (e.g. Roman colonies), the Roman army, and the administration of Italy, as well as the long-term consequences of contact, such as growing social and economic networks, linguistic, religious, and cultural changes, transformations of identity in Rome and Italy, and demands for Roman citizenship by Italians. It combines new archaeological evidence with literary and epigraphic evidence, and thus gives an overview of current research on integration and identity in the Roman Republic.
  

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Contents

Integration and Identity in the Roman Republic
1
Towards a New Perspective of Cultural Change in Central Italy c 350100 BC
17
The Beginning of the First Punic War and the Concept of Italia
35
Hellenistic Perugia
51
Reconsidering Socii in Roman Armies before the Punic Wars
71
Integration and Armies in the Middle Republic
85
Why the Romans Chose to Fight the Bellum Sociale
105
The Lex Licinia Mucia and the Bellum Italicum
123
Pirates Polities and Identity in the Middle Republic
227
A Localized Approach to the Study of Integration and Identity in Southern Italy
247
Settlement Structures and Institutional Continuity in Capua until the Deductio Coloniaria of 59 BC
273
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Linguistic Evidence
289
Problems and Audience in Catos Origines
311
A Foreign Goddess through Roman Eyes
327
Feronia The Role of an Italic Goddess in the Process of Cultural Integration in Republican Italy
337
the Cults of Tibur between Integration and Assertion of Local Identity
355

Mediterranean Trade as a Mechanism of Integration between Romans and Italians
141
Outposts of Integration? Garrisoning Logistics and Archaeology in NorthEastern Hispania 13382 BC
159
Samnite Economy and the Competitive Environment of Italy in the Fifth to Third Centuries BC
179
Elite Social Networks in Republican Italy
197
Contact Cooperation and Conflict in PreSocial War Italy
215
General Conclusion
365
Bibliography
373
Index
401
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About the author (2012)

Saskia T. Roselaar (1980) has a PhD in Ancient History from the University of Leiden. Her publications include Public land in the Roman Republic: a social and economic history of ager publicus in Italy (Oxford, 2010).Contributors: Ed Bispham, Elisabeth Buchet, Massimiliano Di Fazio, Rianne Hermans, Daniel Hoyer, Eleanor Jefferson, Seth Kendall, Patrick Kent, David Langslow, Kathryn Lomas, Toni Naco del Hoyo, Skylar Neil, John R. Patterson, Jordi Principal, Elizabeth C. Robinson, Saskia T. Roselaar, Nathan S. Rosenstein, Roman Roth, Federico Russo, Osvaldo Sacchi and Fiona Tweedie.

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