Knowledge of Latin, Greek, English, ancient history.
The course aims to stimulate student's interest towards the subject of the reconstruction of ancient landscapes and to compare continuous and clamped between different types of sources: ancient literature, inscriptions, archival documents, place names, old maps, aerial photographs and satellite images, data from excavations and surveys.
LANDSCAPES OF THE ROMAN COLONIZATION
The course focuses on the issue of the reconstruction of landscapes related to the phenomenon of the conquest and colonization of the Roman Italy and is divided into three sections.
I SECTION. Theory and methodology. The first part of the course explains the origin and the bases of contemporary archaeology: theories, methodologies, procedural matters, technologies applied to research. Key points: the global history and archaeology of the landscapes; the Enlightenment thought, positivism and Marxism in archeology; the British geographical archaeology; the New Archaeology; the post-processualism; Mediterranean archaeologies.
SECTION II. agrarian divisions. Key points: measuring the earth; territories and agrarian divisions in the greek and italic worlds ; compared agricultures: Greece, Grand Greece, Sicily, Punic world; Roman colonization: historiographical contextualization of a paradigm; romanization, colonization, geographies; landscapes and boundaries in the Roman world; the religious aspects of colonization; territories and supply basins.
SECTION III. Case studies. Landscapes of colonization: the agro Pontino; Fregellae; Luceria and Venusia; Brundisium; Alba Fucens; Cosa; the Po Valley; landscapes of colonization and road network; the farmer and his family; landscapes of colonization: successes, failures and the end.
Franco Cambi, Manuale di archeologia dei paesaggi, Carocci, Roma, 2011.
- M.Aprosio, Archeologia dei paesaggi a Brindisi, Edipuglia, Bari, 2008.
- - T. D. Stek, J. Polgrom (eds.), Roman Republican Colonization, Roma 2014.
Lectures and Seminars with the staff (PhD students and postdocs) of the Laboratory of Landscape Archaeology.
The final exam will be oral.
Working students will agree with the teacher any supplementary readings.