Studies in the Romanization of Italy

Studies in the Romanization of Italy

Language: English

Pages: 279

ISBN: 0888642415

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Mario Torelli's essays provide a comprehensive picture of those crucial centuries of Roman history which lead to the tota Italia of the Augustan age. Studies in the Romanization of Italy provides a detailed analysis of the socio-economic and cultural background and paints a full picture of the material evidence from a number of Italian regions and a variety of local situations pertaining to the period between the Late Republic and the Early Empire.

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Marius since it is clear that the Roman repression, from the Sullan violence to the Octavian massacres at Perugia, served physically to eliminate or silence this "middle-class," - 28 - The Situation in Etruria and thus imposed on the surviving aristocracy the virtual necessity to conform to the economic and political laws of Rome. This economic and political scheme was followed by a clear cut cultural plan. After the first decade of the first century B.C., the influence emanating from the

late republican and early imperial family related to the family of Augustus. Originally from the colony Luni, as the tribe and the inscription of SEX. APPVLEIS SEX. F. GAL. SEX. N. SEX. PRON., ultimus gentis suae (ILS, 935) tell us. The genealogy is well known. ??SVLPICII SCRIBONI p. SVLPICIVS SCRIBONIVS PROCVLVS, governor in 65-66 of Upper Germany and P. SVLPICIVS SCRIBONIVS RVFVS, governor in 65-66 of Lower Germany (Ritterling 1932: 17 f., n. 10 and 51, n. 9) were the adopted rather than the

late republican and early imperial family related to the family of Augustus. Originally from the colony Luni, as the tribe and the inscription of SEX. APPVLEIS SEX. F. GAL. SEX. N. SEX. PRON., ultimus gentis suae (ILS, 935) tell us. The genealogy is well known. ??SVLPICII SCRIBONI p. SVLPICIVS SCRIBONIVS PROCVLVS, governor in 65-66 of Upper Germany and P. SVLPICIVS SCRIBONIVS RVFVS, governor in 65-66 of Lower Germany (Ritterling 1932: 17 f., n. 10 and 51, n. 9) were the adopted rather than the

Corinthian pilasters. Although the two groups evolve from two different types of structures they are still linked by architectural and decorative modules and models, that is, the altar and the base (that of a dedicatory offering, of a statue, or of a naiskos). The first group, both structurally and typologically, repeats the altar form. An excellent example is the Isernian monument of C. Nonius of which only the central dado with the inscription and the frieze are preserved (the moldings of the

monument with a definitely honorific character30 is the dedication to Sex. Appuleius Sex. f. imperator, consul, augur and patronus of Aesernia (CIL IX, 2642 = ILS, 894). The small base (ht. 0.53 m, length 0.68 m, thickness I .70 m) dedicated to Sex. Appuleius, cos. 29 B.C. 3 ' by the citizens of Isernia (Plate 8.I I) was intended to support, probably, an equestrian statue of this man who was related by marriage to the house of Augustus. In the same Isernia museum there is also a similar base

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