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and Municipium Iasorum ). The bestowal of privileged statuses on settlements was one of the clear policies of Hadrian’s reign, conducted most intensively in North Africa and along the Danube. 13 This policy was motivated by a perceived need to develop the administrative network of the empire. The

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In: Regional Urban Systems in the Roman World, 150 BCE - 250 CE

one of the clear policies of Hadrian’s reign, conducted most intensively in North Africa and along the Danube. 13 This policy was motivated by a perceived need to develop the administrative network of the empire. The municipia that received their status under Hadrian show large variations in size

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In: Regional Urban Systems in the Roman World, 150 BCE - 250 CE
Author: Matthew Hobson

inter-site distances and deep regional hierarchies made the experience of urban life qualitatively very different for those living in northern Africa Proconsularis and those living in a large town close to the Numidian frontier, or on the plains of Mauretania Tingitana. Analysis of the process of

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In: Regional Urban Systems in the Roman World, 150 BCE - 250 CE
Author: Matthew Hobson

settlement, which maintained their own regional characteristics. The short inter-site distances and deep regional hierarchies made the experience of urban life qualitatively very different for those living in northern Africa Proconsularis and those living in a large town close to the Numidian frontier, or on

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In: Regional Urban Systems in the Roman World, 150 BCE - 250 CE
Author: Luke Lavan

To conclude, it is necessary to move from a detailed examination of everyday life and its material setting, towards a more abstract treatment. I do this with some regret, as if to leave a close engagement with the experience of late antique people is to lose some authenticity. But there are other

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In: Public Space in the Late Antique City (2 vols.)
Author: Luke Lavan

Street Life beyond Rome and Pompeii Streets were the setting for many everyday activities not expressed in the ostentatious forms taken by processions. These might be ordinary movements, such as deliveries and rubbish collections, or activities that were entirely static, including a few

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In: Public Space in the Late Antique City (2 vols.)
Author: Luke Lavan

officiales from one public building to another. Processions still occupied a central place in civic life, as they had in ancient cities since the earliest times, covering every facet of urban experience. They often constituted public events of great importance, as their records show, in depictions on public

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In: Public Space in the Late Antique City (2 vols.)
Author: Rebekah Welton

construction of religious experience, gender categories and the rituals of social life. No ethnographic or culture-historical account is complete without a consideration of these matters. 16 Psychoactive substances are seen to be an ‘active element in the construction of religious experience’ because the

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In: ‘He is a Glutton and a Drunkard’: Deviant Consumption in the Hebrew Bible

meet any defensive of other functional needs. Engagement in such heavy investment on the part of those who directly participated in the construction activities but did not directly or immediately benefit from the final products might have been motivated by, and situated within the framework of a sense

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In: Africa, the Cradle of Human Diversity