Social Interactions and Status Markers in the Roman World [Paperback]

George Cupcea(Editor); Rada Varga(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784917487 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Archaeopress Roman Archaeology | Volume: 37 | Year of Publication: 2018 | 180p, H9.75 x W7, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (21 plates in color)
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Social Interactions and Status Markers in the Roman World


In 2016, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, some forty scholars from around the world attended the People of the Ancient World conference. This was organized within the framework of the Romans 1 by 1 project, and its main focus was on improving knowledge on ancient populations, employing a variety of methodologies, tools and research techniques. The presentations provided the editors with ten papers to be further developed and reunited under these covers. They encompass diverse approaches to Roman provincial populations and the corresponding case-studies highlight the multi-faceted character of Roman society. The volume takes four main directions: prosopography (from Italy to Spain); ancient professions and professionals (merchants in Noricum, Lower Moesia, general nomenclature and encoding of professions, associations and family life); onomastics and origins, and finally, the military (iconography of funerary monunments and centurions’ social life). The publication is intended, on one hand, to enhance knowledge of the diversity of Roman social standings, of the exhibited social markers and – perhaps most important – stress the variety of forms which express status and place within the community, and on the other, to reiterate a series of fresh, modern views on these matters, resulting from a gathering of mostly junior researchers.

Table of Contents


The Barbii, trade in Noricum and the influence of the local epigraphic habit on status display – by Markus Zimmermann

The professionals of the Latin West – by Rada Varga

Latin Occupational Titles in Roman Textile Trade – by Iulia Dumitrache

The professions of private slaves and freedmen in Moesia Inferior – by Lucrețiu Mihăilescu-Bîrliba

Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum in the Roman period – by Elizabeth C. Robinson

The kindred dimension of the Black Sea associations: between fictive and real meaning – by Pázsint Annamária – Izabella

Tarraco. Town and society in a 2nd century AD Roman provincial capital – by Diana Gorostidi, Ricardo Mar and Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo

Soldiers and their monuments for posterity. Manifestations of martial identity in the funerary iconography of Roman Dacia – by Monica Gui, Dávid Petruț

Origo as identity factor in Roman epitaphs – by Tibor Grüll

Centurions: Military or Social Elite? – by George Cupcea

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