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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome
Author: Erdkamp, Paul (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521720786
Volumes: 1; Pages: 644
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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome offers thirty-one original essays by leading historians, classicists and archaeologist on the largest metropolis of the Roman Empire. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are famous features of the Roman capital, Rome is addressed in this volume primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived, and died. The clearly written and succinct chapters discuss numerous issues related to the capital of the Roman Empire: from the monuments and the games to the food- and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated and designed as a readable survey accessible to all audiences, the Companion explains ground-breaking new research against the background of current debate and reaches a level of sophistication that will be appreciated by the experts.Table of ContentsIntroduction Paul Erdkamp1. The emergence of the city, Alexandre GrandazziPart I. Inhabitants: 2. Population size and social structure, Neville Morley3. Disease and death, Walter Scheidel4. Slaves and freedmen, Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto5. Immigration and cosmopolitanization, Claudia Moatti6. Marriages, families, households, Beryl Rawson7. Pack-animals, pets, pests, and other non-human beings, Michael MacKinnonPart II. The Urban Fabric: 8. The urban topography of Rome, Elisha Dumser9. Housing and domestic architecture, Glenn R. Storey10. Regions and neighborhoods, J. Bert Lott11. Monumental Rome, Roy D. Miller12. (Sub)urban surroundings, Robert WitcherPart III. Logistical Challenges: 13. The Tiber and river transport, Steven L. Tuck14. Traffic and land transportation in and near Rome, Ray Laurence15. The food supply of the capital, Paul Erdkamp16. Counting bricks and stacking wood: providing the physical fabric, Shawn Graham17. Water supply, drainage and watermills, Christer BruunPart IV. Working for a Living: 18. Industries and services, Wim Broekaert and Arjan Zuiderhoek19. Labour and employment, Cameron Hawkins20. Professional associations, Jinyu Liu21. Sex and the city, Thomas A. J. McGinnPart V. Rulers and the Ruled: 22. Civic rituals and political spaces in Republican and Imperial Rome, Adam Ziolkowski23. Policing and security, Benjamin Kelly24. Riots, Gregory S. Aldrete25. 'Romans, play on!': city of the games, Nicholas PurcellPart VI. Beyond This World: 26. The urban sacred landscape, Andreas Bendlin27. Structuring time: festivals, holidays and the calendar, Michele R. Salzman28. Cemeteries and catacombs, Leonard V. Rutgers29. What difference did Christianity make? A. D. LeeEpilogue: 30. The city in ruin: text, image, and imagination, Catharine Edwards31. Roma aeterna, Ingrid Rowland.