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Andreu, Javier (Hrsg.) / Blanco-Pérez, Aitor (Hrsg.)

Signs of weakness and crisis in the Western cities of the Roman Empire (c. II–III AD)

Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge
Band 68

ISBN 978-3-515-12406-5

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Abstract

At the end of the 2nd century AD the urban network of the Roman Empire was subject to weakness and crisis. We know this on one hand through decrees from the Flavian era, comments of Pliny the Younger on the financial problems of some cities and on the other hand through notices in the Historia Augusta reporting the existence of oppida labentia – "cities in decline". In this volume, we discuss some of these issues with the following questions: was the municipal system, at least in the Roman West and, particularly in Roman Spain, a useful and sustainable model of managing local autonomy? Was it a durable system? Were new cities more fragile than others in terms of financial sustainability? What were the causes and the indicators signalling the lack of strength of many urban centres from the 2nd century AD onwards?

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Judit Mata Soler, Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez

2019. 232 p., 42 b/w ill.
soft cover

Franz Steiner Verlag

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Javier Andreu

Javier Andreu Pintado is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Navarra and leads two archaeological projects: Los Bañales de Uncastillo (Zaragoza), and Santa Criz de Eslava (Navarra). He is an specialist in Latin Epigraphy and Roman Spain.

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Aitor Blanco-Pérez

Aitor Blanco-Pérez is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Navarra. He specialises in the civic culture of the Roman Empire, particularly in Asia Minor.

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