Chapter 16 Christian Philippi: The Cases of the Fourth and Fifth Residential Insulae of the Newly Excavated Area

In: Philippi, From Colonia Augusta to Communitas Christiana

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This chapter examines excavations to the east of the Roman Forum and the Octagon complex, and focuses on the buildings in two insulae demarcated by the surrounding streets. Insula 4 was originally a grand Roman domus built during the 4th century CE. During the 5th century, Insula 4 was divided into two domestic units, but in the 6th century the installation of a wine press and the expansion of storage indicated that a good portion of the buildings was given over to wine production. Partial excavation of Insula 5 reveals three units that seem to be designed for autonomous activities in workshops and simple dwellings.

Philippi, From Colonia Augusta to Communitas Christiana

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