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Rome in its setting. Post-glacial aggradation history of the Tiber River alluvial deposits and tectonic origin of the Tiber Island
(2018-03-28) - Journal article
The Tiber valley is a prominent feature in the landscape of ancient Rome and an important element for understanding its urban development. However, little is known about the city’s original setting. Our research provides ...
Amphictyon, son of Hellen? A misunderstood mythological reference in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4.25.3
(2016-12) - Journal article
Virtually all the major scholarly reference works, as well as many more popular sources, provide two alternative versions of the ancestry of Amphictyon, the mythical founder of the Delphic-Pylaic amphictyony, as either the ...
Florus and Dio on the enslavement of the provinces
(2013-12) - Journal article
This paper draws attention to the unprecedented prominence of metaphors of enslavement to Rome in the historical narratives of Florus and Cassius Dio. Following an analysis of the thematic importance of the trope in their ...
Polybius on speeches in Timaeus : syntax and structure in Histories 12.25a
(2014-04) - Journal article
J.B. Ward-Perkins, the BSR and the landscape tradition in post-war Italian archaeology
(2017-10-26) - Journal article
Nothing has so characterized the British School at Rome's approach, from its inception, as the commitment to landscape archaeology in one form or another. This paper discusses the origins of this commitment in the work of ...
Romanization 2.0 and its alternatives
(2014-06) - Journal article
This essay argues that Romanization revolves around understanding objects in motion and that Roman archaeologists should therefore focus on (1) globalization theory and (2) material-culture studies as important theoretical ...
Frontinus' cameo role in Tacitus' Agricola
(2013-05) - Journal article
Frontinus appears only once in Tacitus' Agricola, at a moment in the text where Tacitus is filling in some background, sketching a rough history of the Roman occupation of Britain up to the time when Agricola took over as ...
Circles and landscapes : Ceres’ flight over the Greco-Roman world
(2017) - Journal article
Ovid’s version of Ceres’ travels in search for her daughter Proserpina in Fasti 4 reflects contemporary geographical views. We note an expansion of horizons that has already happened in Callimachus Hymn 6 compared to the ...
Re-reading Pollux: encyclopaedic structure and athletic culture in Onomasticon Book 3
(2016-05) - Journal article
Ioulios Polydeukes, more commonly known as Pollux, was a Greek sophist and lexicographer active in the closing decades of the second century a.d. His Onomasticon is one of the most important lexicographical texts of the ...
Forgetting the Juvenalien in our midst : literary amnesia in the satires
(Cambridge University Press, 2018-02) - Book item