Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

ISBN : 9780198707004

Ray Laurence; David J. Newsome
466 ページ
156 x 234 mm

Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movement contributes to our understanding of the ways different elements of society interacted in space, and how the movement of people and materials shaped urban development.


Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
David J. Newsome: Making Movement Meaningful
Part I: Articulating Movement and Space
1 Diana Spencer: Movement and the Linguistic Turn: Reading Varro s de Lingua Latina
2 Ray Laurence: Literature and the Spatial Turn: Movement and Space in Martial s Epigrams
3 Akkelies van Nes: Measuring spatial visibility, adjacency, permeability and degrees of street life in Pompeii
4 Eleanor Betts: Towards a Multisensory Experience of Movement in the City of Rome
Part II: Movement in the Roman city: infrastructure and organisation
5 Jeremy Hartnett: The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street
6 Steven Ellis: Pes dexter: Superstition and the state in the shaping of shop-fronts and street activity in the Roman world
7 Alan Kaiser: Cart Traffic Flow in Pompeii and Rome
8 Eric E. Poehler: Where to Park? Carts, Stables and the Economics of Transport in Pompeii
9 Hanna Stoger: The Spatial Organisation of the Movement Economy: The Analysis of Ostia s scholae
Part III: Movement and the Metropolis
10 Claire Holleran: The Street Life of Ancient Rome
11 Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis: The City in Motion: Walking for transport and leisure in the city of Rome
12 David J. Newsome: Movement and Fora in Rome (the Late Republic to the first century CE)
13 Francesco Trifilo: Movement, gaming and the use of space in the forum
14 Diane Favro: Construction Traffic in Imperial Rome: Building the Arch of Septimius Severus
15 Simon Malmberg and Hans Bjur: Movement and urban development at two city gates in Rome: the Porta Esquilina and Porta Tiburtina
Ray Laurence: From Movement to Mobility: Future Directions


Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent. In 2006 he won the 'Longman-History Today New Generation Prize for book most likely to inspire the young to study history' for his volume Pompeii The Living City. ; David J. Newsome was awarded his PhD in 2010 from the University of Birmingham. He won the BABESCH-Byvanck Award in 2008 for his innovative research on traffic and urban change at Pompeii. Both have published widely on the Roman city.