The Moving City: Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome

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Ida Ostenberg, Simon Malmberg, Jonas Bj¸rnebye
Bloomsbury Publishing, 27. aug 2015 - 384 pages
The Moving City: Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome focusses on movements in the ancient city of Rome, exploring the interaction between people and monuments. Representing a novel approach to the Roman cityscape and culture, and reflecting the shift away from the traditional study of single monuments into broader analyses of context and space, the volume reveals both how movement adds to our understanding of ancient society, and how the movement of people and goods shaped urban development.

Covering a wide range of people, places, sources, and times, the volume includes a survey of Republican, imperial, and late antique movement, triumphal processions of conquering generals, seditious, violent movement of riots and rebellion, religious processions and rituals and the everyday movements of individual strolls or household errands. By way of its longue durée, dense location and the variety of available sources, the city of ancient Rome offers a unique possibility to study movements as expressions of power, ritual, writing, communication, mentalities, trade, and – also as a result of a massed populace – violent outbreaks and attempts to keep order. The emerging picture is of a bustling, lively society, where cityscape and movements are closely interactive and entwined.
 

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Contents

Introduction Ida Östenberg Simon Malmberg and Jonas Bj¸rnebye
1
Part 1 Elite Movement
11
Aristocratic Escorted Movements in Republican Rome Ida Östenberg
13
Foreign Dignitaries in Rome in the Middle and Late Republic Richard Westall
23
3 Livia on the Move Lovisa Brännstedt
37
Ideals Stereotypes and City Planning Monica Hellström
47
Morality Movement and Sacred Virginity in Late Antiquity Sissel Undheim
59
Part 2 Literary Movement
73
11 Augustus Triumphal and Triumphlike Returns Carsten Hjort Lange
133
On Ceremonial Movements and Vicarious Memories Fourth Century ce Gitte L¸nstrup Dal Santo
145
13 The Laetaniae Septiformes of Gregory I S Maria Maggiore and Early Marian Cult in Rome Margaret M Andrews
155
Following St Lawrence in Late Antique Rome Michael Mulryan
165
Part 4 Movement and Urban Form
173
15 Towards a History of Mobility in Ancient Rome 300 bce to 100 ce Ray Laurence
175
The River as an Artery of Urban Movement and Development Simon Malmberg
187
17 Monuments and Images of the Moving City AnneMarie Leander Touati
203

Movement Violence and Narrative in the History of the Late Roman Republic Isak Hammar
75
Everyday Justice in the Streets of Republican Rome Anthony Corbeill
89
Varros Romeinprogress Diana Spencer
99
Walking and Reading the City Timothy M OSullivan
111
Part 3 Processional Movement
123
Ritual Movements between Rome and its Suburbium Kristine Iara
125
Negotiating Topography and Space in Late Antique Rome Jonas Bj¸rnebye
225
Notes
237
Bibliography
321
List of Abbreviations
357
Index
359
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Ida Östenberg is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Simon Malmberg is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Jonas Bj¸rnebye held the Stein Erik Hagen Chair in Cross Disciplinary Studies at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo, Norway, and is now an independent scholar.

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