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Rome away from home? Changing views of the Tiber's opposite bank

Kendall, Richard George Llewellyn (2019) Rome away from home? Changing views of the Tiber's opposite bank. In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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Ancient Rome was a complicated place. Cluttered, noisy and unplanned, it was the exact opposite of the grid-plan ideal Romans favoured in their provinces. This all changed in 64 AD, though, when, as Nero fiddled, much of Rome burned down. This enabled the capital to be reordered and regularised. However, one district escaped all that. Transtiberim (meaning 'across the river') was the only part of Rome on the other side of the river, and, spared from the destruction, it evolved in a very different, more chaotic way to the rest of the city. My poster illustrates how, both part of and apart from the ancient metropolis, this understudied region went from bucolic idyll to criminal hotbed; from home of the Senatorial elite to centre for diaspora communities and the destitute. Here, at the epicentre of classical civilisation, we find therefore an all too recognisable tale of urban development and decline.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
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College of Arts and Law winner. Supervisors: Gareth Sears, Hannah Cornwell

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3236

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