A Snapshot of Roman colonization

imperialism in practice : the literary, archaeological, epigraphic and topographical evidence for the foundation of Aquileia

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This contribution stands apart from the other studies in this collection, and is offered as a companion to the preceding; in contrast to the other papers, it does not profess to present the results of fieldwork. It does, however, seek to put before teachers a good deal of Italian scholarship that is not available in English; and to supplement the brief history of Aquileia in the foregoing article and, by concentrating on the colony's foundation, to provide a case study in Roman imperialism that will illuminate the important institution of colonization. It also intends to demonstrate a number of the ways in which archaeological investigation can contribute to historical analysis and thus underline the importance of such survey exercises as Traviglia's 'Beyond the City Walls' Project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-165
Number of pages71
JournalAncient history : resources for teachers
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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