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Italy’s Urban Boom in the Late Roman Republic | Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Date:

12/01/2022


Italy’s Urban Boom in the Late Roman Republic | Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Italy’s Urban Boom in the Late Roman Republic

Webinar

Drew Davis
Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics
Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick

Thursday, December 1 | 7:00PM EST

ZOOM Webinar | Free Event

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A significant urbanization phenomenon swept through the Italian peninsula in the second and first centuries BCE. Communities across Italy invested considerable amounts of labour and financial capital into monumentalizing their urban spaces, a process which coincided with one of the most transformative periods in the region’s history. This lecture will explore how this commitment to public construction in turn (re)created and constructed communities and forged local identities.

DREW DAVIS is Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University for 2022-2023. He is completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto. It focuses on the larger socio-economic history of the public building phenomenon which swept through Italy in the last two centuries of the Roman Republic. It assesses how communities afforded such projects, and how this construction fit into the wider political shifts of the period.

Promotional partner: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.  Presented by the Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Italian Studies and the University of Toronto Department of Classics.

Information

Date: Thursday, December 01, 2022

Time: At 7:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Location:

Online via ZOOM

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