Description - Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire by Ray Laurence
Examines the notions of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The text collates recent research and uses diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to challenge our basic assumptions of Romanization and how parts of Europe became incorporated into a Roman culture. It argues that the idea of a unified and easily defined Roman culture is over-simplistic and offers alternative theories and models.
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Author Biography - Ray Laurence
Ray Laurence is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. He is the author of The Roads of Roman Italy: Mobility and Cultural Change (Routledge 1999) and Roman Pompeii: Space and Society (Routledge 1994). Joanne Berry is Rome scholar in Italian studies at the British School at Rome. Her research interests are Pompeii, artefact assemblages and the Roman house.