«CIVILTÀ ROMANA. Rivista pluridisciplinare di studi su Roma antica e le sue interpretazioni» was founded in 2014, on the two thousandth anniversary of the death of the Emperor Augustus. This meeting of dates was quite intentional, motivated by the desire to anchor the project to a truly significant anniversary. In fact, we aim to investigate ancient Rome in a multidisciplinary way and study its universal values, a symbol of which is seen in the person of the first emperor, and examine the way it has been interpreted throughout the ages from ancient to modern and contemporary. 

In this sense Augustus and the creation of the Principate constitute a fertile field of thought and investigations which is not limited to the ancient world, since the interpretation of the work of the first emperor in the moulding of a supranational political entity does not end with Rome. The ripples of its birth and development have influenced many different political polities and social forces through the middle ages, and into modern and contemporary history.

Rome, and moreover, the idea of ​​Rome, resonates with concepts of eternity and universality.  These are values and beliefs which have advanced through the centuries, and constitute the objectives of diachronic and multidisciplinary research. This is a wide-ranging initiative, covering not only archaeology and ancient history, but also encompassing a constellation of issues seen through the lenses e.g. of modern and contemporary history, of law, philology, numismatics, sciences, architecture, art history after the ancient world and of  history of religions.

The aim is therefore to encourage an investigation as broad and precise as possible with a focus on ancient Rome itself, and on Rome as a paradigm and idea that is perceived as indispensable and unavoidable even after the fall of the ancient world and continuing to contribute up to the present day.

The Journal avails itself of the contribution of an international Scientific Committee and of authors who are experts in the field of study outlined above. Thanks to the effective and competent collaboration of these people, «CIVILTÀ ROMANA» presents unpublished archival documents in every volume that it intends to disclose as real sources for our understanding of the idea of ​​Rome in the twentieth century.

Direttore scientifico
Anna Maria Liberati

Comitato scientifico internazionale:
Joshua Arthurs • West Virginia University, Morgantown
Silvana Balbi de Caro • Bollettino di Numismatica, MiBACT, Roma – Museo della Zecca di Roma, IPZS
Gino Bandelli • Università degli Studi di Trieste
Marcello Barbanera • “Sapienza” Università di Roma 
Mihai Bărbulescu • Universitatea Babeş Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
Giovanni Brizzi • “Alma Mater Studiorum” Università di Bologna
Franco Cardini • Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Maddalena Carli • Università degli Studi di Teramo
Juan Carlos D’Amico • Université de Caen Normandie
Letizia Ermini Pani • Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani, Roma – Fondazione Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, Spoleto
Lucietta Di Paola Lo Castro • Università degli Studi di Messina
Maurilio Felici • LUMSA, Palermo
Philippe Fleury • Université de Caen Normandie
Oliver Gilkes • University of East Anglia, Norwich
Flavia Marcello • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
Anna Pasqualini • Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio • Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia, Roma
Isabel Rodà de Llanza • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica, Tarragona
Friedemann Scriba • “Hermann Hesse” Oberschule, Berlin
Paolo Sommella • “Sapienza” Università di Roma
Heinz Sproll • Universität Augsburg

Direttore responsabile: Enrico Silverio