The Roman House and Social Identity

This book examines house types from Britain to Syria to disclose how people imagined and articulated their place in the Roman world.


Author: Shelley Hales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521735092

Category: Architecture

Page: 308

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This book examines house types from Britain to Syria to disclose how people imagined and articulated their place in the Roman world. Shelly Hales considers the nature and role of domestic decoration and its part in promoting social identities. From the Egyptian themes of imperial residences in Italy, to the viticultural designs found in the rock-cut homes in Petra, this decoration consistently appeals to fantasies beyond the immediate realities of their inhabitants. Employing a wide range of approaches to the study of the house and acculturation in the Roman Empire, Hales' book is the first synthesis of Roman domestic architecture.

The Roman Villa

... and the expression of social identity in the forms of the architecturally developed villa residence . ? Villa house plans themselves articulate family ...


Author: Alfred Frazer

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 0924171596

Category: Architecture

Page: 110

View: 814

This edited volume, based on the first Williams Symposium on Classical Architecture, held at the University of Pennsylvania in April 1990, focuses on the theme of the well-appointed Roman country house. Using archaeological and textual evidence, the chapters address issues of villa composition, economy, and society. The volume also explores the possible reasons that Greeks did not embrace the villa lifestyle as the Romans so eagerly did. Finally, this book provides a promising foundation for future studies of the nature of the villa phenomenon. Contributors: Lisa Fentress, Chrystina Häuber, Adolf Hoffmann, Ann Kuttner, Hans Lauter, Guy Metraux, Richard Neudecker, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. Symposium Series 9 University Museum Monograph, 101

The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge Univeristy Press. Hales, S. and J. Paul (eds.) 2011. Pompeii in the Public Imagination from Its ...


Author: Annalisa Marzano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316730614

Category: Art


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This volume offers a comprehensive survey of Roman villas in Italy and the Mediterranean provinces of the Roman Empire, from their origins to the collapse of the Empire. The architecture of villas could be humble or grand, and sometimes luxurious. Villas were most often farms where wine, olive oil, cereals, and manufactured goods, among other products, were produced. They were also venues for hospitality, conversation, and thinking on pagan, and ultimately Christian, themes. Villas spread as the Empire grew. Like towns and cities, they became the means of power and assimilation, just as infrastructure, such as aqueducts and bridges, was transforming the Mediterranean into a Roman sea. The distinctive Roman/Italian villa type was transferred to the provinces, resulting in Mediterranean-wide culture of rural dwelling and work that further unified the Empire.

Gender Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture

Hales, S. (2003), The Roman House and Social Identity (Cambridge). Hales, S. (2008), 'Aphrodite and Dionysus: Greek Role Models for Roman Homes?


Author: Rosemary Barrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108583862

Category: Art


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Gender and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture offers incisive analysis of selected works of ancient art through a critical use of cutting-edge theory from gender studies, body studies, art history and other related fields. The book raises important questions about ancient sculpture and the contrasting responses that the individual works can be shown to evoke. Rosemary Barrow gives close attention to both original context and modern experience, while directly addressing the question of continuity in gender and body issues from antiquity to the early modern period through a discussion of the sculpture of Bernini. Accessible and fully illustrated, her book features new translations of ancient sources and a glossary of Greek and Latin terms. It will be an invaluable resource and focus for debate for a wide range of readers interested in ancient art, gender and sexuality in antiquity, and art history and gender and body studies more broadly.

The Ruler s House

Reading Space: Social Interaction and Identity in the Houses of Roman Pompeii, a Syntactical Approach to the Analysis and Interpretation of Built Space.


Author: Harriet Fertik

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421432892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 615

Examining political culture and thought in early imperial Rome, The Ruler's House confronts the fragility of one-man rule.

The Boundaries of Art and Social Space in Rome

Roman Art in the Private Sphere: New Perspectives on the Architecture and Decor ... Reading Space: Social Interaction and Identity in the Houses of Pompeii.


Author: Frederick Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472532244

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 689

This volume focuses on four cultural phenomena in the Roman world of the late Republic - the garden, a garden painting, tapestry, and the domestic caged bird. They accept or reject a categorisation as art in varying degrees, but they show considerable overlaps in the ways in which they impinge on social space. The study looks, therefore, at the borderlines between things that variously might or might not seem to be art forms. It looks at boundaries in another sense too. Boundaries between different social modes and contexts are embodied and represented in the garden and paintings of gardens, reinforced by the domestic use of decorative textile work, and replicated in the bird cage. The boundaries thus thematised map on to broader boundaries in the Roman house, city, and wider world, becoming part of the framework of the citizen's cognitive development and individual and civic identities. Frederick Jones presents a novel analysis that uses the perspective of cognitive development in relation to how elements of domestic and urban visual culture and the broader world map on to each other. His study for the first time understands the domestic caged bird as a cultural object and uniquely brings together four disparate cases under the umbrella of 'art'.

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hartnett, J. 2008. “Si quis hic sederit: Streetside Benches and Urban Society in ...


Author: Fikret Yegül

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521470711

Category: Architecture

Page: 882

View: 483

Investigates Roman built environments from architectonic and planning perspectives, while celebrating the achievements of the providences as well as Italy.

Sacred Ritual Profane Space

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Harland, Philip A. Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a ...


Author: Jenn Cianca

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773554252

Category: Religion


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The first three centuries of Christianity are increasingly seen in modern scholarship as sites of complexity. Sacred Ritual, Profane Space examines the Christian meeting places of the time and overturns long-held notions about the earliest Christians as utopian rather than place-bound people. By mapping what is known from early Christian texts onto the archaeological data for Roman domestic spaces, Jenn Cianca provides a new lens for examining the relationship between early Christianity and sites of worship. She proposes that not only were Roman homes sacred sites in their own right but they were also considered sacred by the Christian communities that used them. In many cases, meeting space would have included the presence of the Roman domestic cult shrines. Despite the fact that the domestic cult was polytheistic, Cianca asserts that its practices likely continued in places used for worship by Christians. She also argues that continued practice of the domestic cult in Roman domestic spaces did not preclude Christians from using houses as churches or from understanding their rituals or their meeting places as sacred. Raising a host of questions about identity, ritual affiliation, and domestic practice, Sacred Ritual, Profane Space demonstrates how sacred space was constructed through ritual enactment in early Christian communities.

You Belong to Christ

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hall, D. R. 2003. The Unity of the Corinthian Correspondence. JSNTSup 251.


Author: J. Brian Tucker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608996766

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 285

You Belong to Christ explores the way that the Apostle Paul sought to form the social identity of one of his most important Christ-following communities. It sheds light on the way various social identities function within the Pauline community and provides guidance concerning the social implications of the gospel. Drawing from contemporary social identity theories as well as ancient source material, J. Brian Tucker describes the way 1 Corinthians 1-4 forms social identity in its readers, so that what results is an alternative community with a distinct ethos, in contrast to the Roman Empire and its imperial ideology. This book contends that previous identities are not obliterated "in Christ," but maintain their fundamental significance and serve to further the Pauline mission by means of social integration. Providing a comprehensive survey of Christian identity in Pauline studies as well as an interesting look into the material remains of Roman Corinth, this volume provides a social-scientific reading of 1 Corinthians 1-4, and argues that Paul's strategy was to form salient "in Christ" social identity in those to whom he wrote.

A Companion to Roman Art

Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, RI, pp. 137–164. Hales, S. (2003) The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Author: Barbara E. Borg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119077893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

View: 870

A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art. Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Harris, W. V. 1979. War and Imperialism in Republican Rome 327–70 B.C. Oxford: ...


Author: Michael Peachin

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Classics a

ISBN: 0195188004

Category: History

Page: 738

View: 707

Michael Peachin is Professor of Classics at New York University. --Book Jacket.

TRAC 2015

The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Coarelli, F. 1971–2. Il complesso pompeiano del Campo Marzio e la sua ...


Author: Matthew Mandich

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785702907

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 104

The 2015 TRAC proceedings feature a selection of 14 papers summing up some of the key sessions presented at the conference held at the University of Leicester in March 2015, which drew over 180 delegates of 17 nationalities from a variety of universities, museums, and research institutions in the UK, Europe, and North America. As this conference marked the 25th anniversary of TRAC, the volume opens with a preface commemorating the last 25 years with an eye toward the future direction of both conference and community. The proceedings begin with Dr Andrew Gardner’s keynote paper on the topic of ‘Debating Roman Imperialism: Critique, Construct, Repeat?’. This is followed by an array of papers with topics ranging in geographic scope and period, from small finds in early Roman Britain to bathing practices Late Antique North Africa, and from the investigation of deviant burials to the application of urban scaling theory in Roman contexts. Because of this diversity the volume is not broken into specific sections, however, papers with similar themes are grouped accordingly, allowing the text to flow and be read as a whole. The range of contributing authors is also of note, as papers were submitted by PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and university faculty, all helping to make the 25th anniversary of this series one that continues to emphasis and reflect the aims of TRAC, both as a conference and as a conduit for exploring more theory-driven approaches to the Roman past.

The Art of the Roman Empire

On the house, see S. Ellis, Roman Housing (London, 2000); S. Hales, The Roman House and Social Identity (Cambridge, 2003); L. Lavan, L. Özgenel, ...


Author: Jaś Elsner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191081101

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 220

The passage from Imperial Rome to the era of late antiquity, when the Roman Empire underwent a religious conversion to Christianity, saw some of the most significant and innovative developments in Western culture. This stimulating book investigates the role of the visual arts, the great diversity of paintings, statues, luxury arts, and masonry, as both reflections and agents of those changes. Jas' Elsner's ground-breaking account discusses both Roman and early Christian art in relation to such issues as power, death, society, acculturation, and religion. By examining questions of reception, viewing, and the culture of spectacle alongside the more traditional art-historical themes of imperial patronage and stylistic change, he presents a fresh and challenging interpretation of an extraordinarily rich cultural crucible in which many fundamental developments of later European art had their origins. This second edition includes a new discussion of the Eurasian context of Roman art, an updated bibliography, and new, full colour illustrations.

Housing the New Romans

She is the author of The Roman House and Social Identity (Cambridge 2003) and Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today (co-edited ...


Author: Katharine T. von Stackelberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190272333

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 146

In the last twenty years, reception studies have significantly enhanced our understanding of the ways in which Classics has shaped modern Western culture, but very little attention has been directed toward the reception of classical architecture. Housing the New Romans: Architectual Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World addresses this gap by investigating ways in which appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome through the requisition and redeployment of classicizing tropes to create neo-Antique sites of "dwelling" in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The volume, across nine essays, will cover both European and American iterations of place making, including Sir John Soanes' house in London, the Hotel de Beauharnais in Paris, and the Getty Villa in California. By focusing on structures and places that are oriented towards private life-houses, hotels, clubs, tombs, and gardens-the volume directs the critical gaze towards diverse and complex sites of curatorial self-fashioning. The goal of the volume is to provide a multiplicity of interpretative frameworks (e.g. object-agency enchantment, hyperreality, memory-infrastructure) that may be applied to the study of architectural reception. This critical approach makes Housing the New Romans the first work of its kind in the emerging field of architectural and landscape reception studies and in the hitherto textually dominated field of classical reception.

The Material Life of Roman Slaves

These ensembles, in turn, have enabled us to explore how the Roman house projects the social identity (or aspirations) of its owner.2 What follows is a ...


Author: Sandra R. Joshel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139991407

Category: Art


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The Material Life of Roman Slaves is a major contribution to scholarly debates on the archaeology of Roman slavery. Rather than regarding slaves as irretrievable in archaeological remains, the book takes the archaeological record as a key form of evidence for reconstructing slaves' lives and experiences. Interweaving literature, law, and material evidence, the book searches for ways to see slaves in the various contexts - to make them visible where evidence tells us they were in fact present. Part of this project involves understanding how slaves seem irretrievable in the archaeological record and how they are often actively, if unwittingly, left out of guidebooks and scholarly literature. Individual chapters explore the dichotomy between visibility and invisibility and between appearance and disappearance in four physical and social locations - urban houses, city streets and neighborhoods, workshops, and villas.

Social Stratification of the Jewish Population of Roman Palestine in the Period of the Mishnah 70 250 CE

Hales, House and Social = S. Hales, The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Halivni, “Methods” = D.W. Halivni, ...


Author: Ben Zion Rosenfeld

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004418936

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 860

This book defines, uncovers, dissects, and arranges the economic groups in Roman Palestine in the first centuries CE. It shows that, alongside the rich and poor, there were significant middling groups that constituted the backbone of Jewish society.

Ancient Rome as a Museum

Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting Steven Rutledge ... 75 See S. Hales, The Roman House and Social Identity (Cambridge 2003), 41-50 for a good ...


Author: Steven Rutledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573233

Category: Art

Page: 395

View: 481

Ancient Rome as a Museum considers how cultural objects from the Roman Empire came to reflect, construct, and challenge Roman perceptions of power and identity. Rutledge argues that Roman cultural values are indicated in part by what sort of materials Romans deemed worthy of display and how they chose to display, view, and preserve them.

Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity

Paris Hales, S. (2003) The Roman House and Social Identity. Cambridge Hall, S. (1996) 'Introduction: who needs identity?', in S. Hall and P. Du Gay, eds., ...


Author: Lisa C. Nevett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139788847

Category: History


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Housing is shaped by culturally-specific expectations about the kinds of architecture and furnishings that are appropriate; about how and where different activities should be carried out; and by and with whom. It is those expectations, and the wider social and cultural systems of which they are a part, that are explored in this volume. At the same time, the book as a whole argues two larger points: first, that while houses, households and families have in recent years become increasingly important as objects of inquiry in Greek and Roman contexts, their potential as sources of information about broader social-historical issues has yet to be fully realised; and second, that greater weight and independence should be given to material culture as a source for studying ancient history. The book will be invaluable for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and scholars.

Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture

(1997) 'Die Odysseus-Polyphem-Gruppe von Sperlonga', Rivista di Archeologia 21: 76–83. Hales, S. (2003) The Roman House and Social Identity ...


Author: Zahra Newby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107072244

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 832

A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities.

Senatores populi Romani

Die Gestaltung der Domus eines in Ehren stehenden Mannes der gesellschaftlichen ... Vgl . Sh . Hales , The Roman House and Social Identity ( 2003 ) 41ff .


Author: Werner Eck

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 3515086846

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 736

Keine menschliche Geschichte ohne Personen. Die Antwort der Wissenschaft war die Biographie und die Prosopographie. W�hrend jene Einzelpersonen untersucht, stellt diese Personengruppen in den Mittelpunkt. Das �lteste Forschungsunternehmen dieser Art, die Prosopographia Imperii Romani, unternimmt in diesem Band trotz ihrer hundertj�hrigen Geschichte eine neue Art methodischer Untersuchung ihres Quellenmaterials: Nicht die Personen selbst stehen im Mittelpunkt, sondern die Art, wie Personen sich in ihrem historischen Kontext pr�sentieren oder von anderen pr�sentiert werden. Aus der Perspektive verschiedener Disziplinen: der Alten Geschichte, der Arch�ologie, der Philologie, wird nach dem medialen Bild der h�chsten Fuehrungsschicht des Imperium Romanum, des Senatorenstandes, gefragt. Dabei entfaltet sich die komplexe soziale Kommunikation in einer Welt vor den modernen Massenmedien. Mit Beitr�gen von Werner Eck, Henner von Hesberg, G�za Alf�ldy, Dirk Erkelenz, Dietrich Boschung, Brigitte Ruck, Francisca Feraudi-Gru�nais, Marie-Th�r�se Raepsaet-Charlier, Ruurd R. Nauta, Olli Salomies, Christopher P. Jones, John Scheid:, J�rg Ruepke, Matth�us Heil.