Roman Pompeii : Space and Society

Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date: 1996-12-05
Publisher(s): Routledge
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In this innovative book, now available in paperback, Dr. Ray Laurence looks at the archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Pompeii is used as a focus for many major debates in classical history and archaeology, such as whether or not cities were planned and how the ancient economy worked. This study enhances our general understanding of the Roman world. Pompeii is shown to have undergone considerable urban development, and Dr. Laurence emphasizes the relationship between the fabric of the city and the society that produced it. Local activities are located in both time and space and Pompeii's cultural identity is defined.

Author Biography

Ray Laurence is a Special Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

List of figures, maps and plates
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction 1(11)
Ancient and Modern Town Planning
Public Building and Urban Identity
Local Identity: Neighbours and Neighbourhoods
Production and Consumption
Deviant Behaviour
Street Activity and Public Interaction
The Production of Space
The Temporal Logic of Space
Urbanism in Roman Italy
Notes 142(3)
Bibliography 145(9)
Index 154

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