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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.

Seminars at the Institute

Research Seminar

Thursday January 16, 17.00

Dan Diffendale (American Academy in Rome): Rethinking Tuff in Regal and Republican Rome.

Abstract:
Did early Roman builders looking for cut stone turn to the most readily available sources, which could be quarried below their feet, or seek it from more distant sources capable of providing more suitable stone? What role did river transport play in selecting building stone at Rome? And what was the relative contribution of state- vs. privately-held quarries? I address these questions and sketch out the goals and methods of the QUADRATA (Quarry provenience and Archaeological Dating of the Roman-Area Tuffs in Antiquity) Project.

 

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