The series RomeScapes. Social and Cultural Topographies of the City of Romeaims to explore the ancient city of Rome as a complex, multi-dimensional social and cultural space that was home to an extraordinarily diverse population, and to analyse angles and areas that have received less attention in modern scholarship, but which are key to understanding ancient and modern urbanisms. These include the study of places connected with sensorial and affective experiences, the perception and representation of the city as a place of creativity, knowledge, codified traditions, expectations and beliefs, but also as a space linked with negative and dark spheres, with squalor uncertainty, and fear. We anticipate that a sharper understanding of these dimensions may also yield a fuller appreciation of Roman political and economic life, and a clearer assessment of major events in which the city became not only the stage, but also a protagonist of history. Our chronological focus ranges widely, from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity, and goes on to include the early modern period and modern engagement with the ancient past of the city. RomeScapes has the ambition to explore the peripheral and heterogeneous aspects of life in the ancient city as well as their post-classical reception. Many of these areas have received limited scholarly attention, not only because of the shortage of evidence, but also because so much of the material that does survive has been influenced by the views of – and indeed was produced by – only one sector of Roman society, the Roman nobility. While the views of upper-class Romans cannot be ignored, the series aims to cover new ground, and seeks to recover something of the experiences of the wider populace of the ancient city of Rome and its multifaceted spirit. RomeScapes has an international editorial board that ensures a rigorous peer-review process. Proposals for new volumes are welcome and may be submitted to any of the series editors.
Editorial Board Marta García Morcillo (University of Roehampton) James H. Richardson (Massey University) Cecilia Ricci (Università degli Studi del Molise) Federico Santangelo (University of Newcastle)
Advisory Board Jean Andreau (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Barbara Borg (University of Exeter) Dominique Briquel (Université de Paris-Sorbonne) Maria Letizia Caldelli (Università di Roma, La Sapienza) Filippo Carlà-Uhink (Universität Potsdam) Martin Jehne (Technische Universität Dresden) Elio Lo Cascio (Università di Roma, La Sapienza) Carlos Machado (University of St Andrews) Víctor Revilla (Universitat de Barcelona) Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews) Tom Stevenson (University of Queensland)