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Living and dying on the Roman Frontier and beyond (Paperback)

Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies 3

Ancient History > Rome & the Roman Provinces > Roman Archaeology

Imprint: Sidestone Press
Pages: 400
Illustrations: 161fc / 22bw
ISBN: 9789464262810
Published: 2nd September 2024
Casemate UK Academic

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This publication – Living and Dying on the Roman Frontiers and Beyond – is the third volume of the LIMES XXV’s congress proceedings and deals with a variety of themes, including the iconography of victory; aspects of frontier societies; mobility and the place of children; funerary archaeology; the significance of Roman imports beyond the frontiers. The proceedings are mostly arranged around the original sessions, creating coherent thematical collections that make the vast output more accessible to generalists and specialists alike.

Frontiers are zones, or lines, of contact and coercion, of exchange and exclusion. As such they often express some of the most typical elements of the socio-political spaces that are defined by them. Spanning some 6,000 km along rivers, mountain ranges, artificial barriers and fringes of semi-desert, the frontiers of the Roman empire offer a wide variety of avenues and topics for a very diverse community of scholars. They are the central subject of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies (or just Limes Congress after the Latin word for ‘border’), organised every three years since 1949. This four-volume publication contains most of the papers presented at the 25th edition which was hosted by the municipality of Nijmegen in August 2022.

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