Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World is a collection of studies on the interaction between Rome and the peoples that became part of its Empire between c. 300 BC and AD 300. The book focuses on the mechanisms by which interaction between Rome and its subjects occurred, e.g. the settlements of colonies by the Romans, army service, economic and cultural interaction. In many cases Rome exploited the economic resources of the conquered territories without allowing the local inhabitants any legal autonomy. However, they usually maintained a great deal of cultural freedom of expression. Those local inhabitants who chose to engage with Rome, its economy and culture, could rise to great heights in the administration of the Empire.
Saskia T. Roselaar (PhD, 2009) has worked at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham. Her main research interests are the socio-economic history of the Roman Republic, issues of integration and identity in the Roman world, and the ancient concept of citizenship.
Contributors are: Patricia A. Argüelles Alvárez, Aitor Blanco-Peréz, Elisabeth Buchet, Christopher Burden-Strevens, Tamara Dijkstra, Leonardo Gregoratti, Maurizio Gualtieri, Alfred M. Hirt, Enora Le Quéré, Josipa Lulić, Daniele Miano, Alexander Rubel, Rafael Scopacasa, Christopher Sparey-Green, Marleen K. Termeer, and Fiona C. Tweedie.
''All in all, the volume presents an inspiring interim report of ongoing work on identity and integration in the Roman world.(...) In the meantime, I found much that was interesting and inspiring in the contributions collected in this volume.'' Arjan Zuiderhoek,
Journal of Roman Studies 2017.107
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Introduction: Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World
Saskia T. Roselaar
1. Theorizing Romanization. Cognition and Cultural Change in Roman provinces: a Case of Religious Change in Roman Dalmatia
2. An Allied View of Integration: Samnite Elites, Consumption and Ceramic Evidence in the Second Century BC
3. Minting Apart Together: Bronze Coinage Production in Campania and Beyond in the Third Century BC
4. The Archaeology of ‘Integration’ in Western Lucania: a Review of Recent Work
5. Volaterrae and the Gens Caecina
Iniungi delectus – The Recruitment of Britons in the Roman Army during the Conquest: the Evidence from Dorset
7. Apamea and the Integration of a Roman Colony in Western Asia Minor
8. Integration after Death: Burial and Commemoration in the Roman Colony of Patras
9. Akkulturation und Integration in der römischen Dobruscha. Das Fallbeispiel der römischen Siedlung Ibida (Slava Rusă) in Rumanien
10. Roman Exploitation and New Road Infrastructures in Asturia Transmontana (Asturias, Spain)
Patricia A. Argüelles Álvarez
11. Mines and Economic Integration of Provincial ‘Frontiers’ in the Roman Principate
12. The ‘Opportunistic Exploitation’ of Melos: a Case Study of Economic Integration and Cultural Change in the Roman Cyclades
Enora Le Quéré
13. Roman Traders as a Factor of Romanization in Noricum and in the Eastern Transalpine Region
14. Spreading Latin Virtues. The cult of Virtues in Republican Italy
15. Literary Topoi and the Integration of Central Italy
16. ‘Ein völlig romanisierter Mann’? Identity, Identification, and Integration in the Roman History of Cassius Dio and in Arrian
All interested in the history of the Roman world, especially those with an interested in processes of integration and/or the formation and development of identities in the ancient world.