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The Swedish Institute in Rome. Projects & Seminars

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1. Pecus. Man and animal in antiquity. Proceedings of the conference at the Swedish Institute in Rome, September 9-12, 2002, ed. B. Santillo Frizell, 2004.

2. Roman villas around the Urbs. Interaction with landscape and environment. Proceedings of a conference at the Swedish Institute in Rome, September 17-18, 2004, eds. B. Santillo Frizell & A. Klynne, 2005.

3:1. Art, Conservation, Science. The collection of antiquities at the Palazzo Lancellotti ai Coronari, Rome. The West wall of the courtyard, work in progress, eds. M. Barbanera & A. Freccero, 2005.

4:1. Via Tiburtina. Space, movement and artefacts in the urban landscape, eds. H. Bjur & B. Santillo Frizell, 2005. 

5:1. A. Freccero, POMPEIAN PLASTERS. Insula I 9 and Forum

6. Topoi, topographies and travellers, Papers of a conference at the Swedish Institute for Classical Studies in Rome, 10–12 November 2016, Edited by Stefano Fogelberg Rota & Anna Blennow.

Thursday October 17, 17.00

Research Seminar

Victoria Moses (University of Arizona): Meat and the Birth of Rome.

Abstract:

In the 9th-5th centuries BCE, Rome changed rapidly from a small settlement of huts into a fortified urban center. The physical reorganization of the city is inseparable from the social transformations that went along with it, including changes in social roles, economics, and religion. I investigate the emergence of urbanism in Rome and its environs through zooarchaeology, or the study of animal remains from archaeological sites, to demonstrate what early Romans ate and what they sacrificed during this time of transition and how meat relates to the foundation of Rome.

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