Integration and identity in the Roman Republic
Department of Classics and Ancient History University of Manchester
1-3 July 2010
The issue of integration between Romans and the Italic peoples is of fundamental importance for our understanding of the history of the Republic. This subject also has important implications for the Romanization of Italy, a subject of much interest to recent scholarship. However, it still remains unclear in what contexts Romans and Italics came into contact with each other. The project’s aim therefore is to study the points of contact between these groups: before we can say anything about the cultural and linguistic consequences of integration, we must know where and why exactly Romans and Italics met. The conference aims to explore integration in a variety of contexts: geographical, political, legal, economic, linguistic, cultural, among others.
The study of these possibilities for contact between Rome and the Italics will shed light on the process of Romanization as it occurred in Republican Italy: it will be possible to establish in more detail exactly how much contact existed between Rome and the various Italian peoples, and what modes of contact existed. Research into political integration will also shed light on the concept of Roman identity in the Republic: the study of political rights shows which rights the Romans were willing to share with the Italics, and thereby their level of inclusion into Roman society.
Thursday 1 July
1st paper 9.30 Tim Cornell (Manchester): Introduction
2nd paper 10.15 Saskia Roselaar (Manchester): Mediterranean trade as a mechanism of integration between Romans and Italians
3rd paper 11.20 Nathan Rosenstein (Ohio State): Armies and integration in the Middle Republic
4th paper 12.00 Patrick Kent (North Carolina, Chapel Hill): Socii in Roman armies before the Punic Wars
5th paper 13.40 Seth Kendall (Georgia Gwynnet College): Rome’s refusal to extend civitas to the Italian allies, 91 BCE
14.10 Fiona Tweedie (Sydney): The Lex Licinia Mucia of 95 BC: good consuls pass a bad law
7th paper 15.30 Kathryn Lomas (UCL): TBC
8th paper 16.10 Elizabeth Robinson (North Carolina, Chapel Hill): A localized approach to the study of integration and identity in Southern Italy
Poster presentation and drinks 17.10
Friday 2 July
1st paper 9.30 Altay Co_kun (Waterloo, Canada): Citizenship in the context of law, culture, politics, and society: the construction of Romanness in Cicero’s Archiana
2nd paper 10.10 Rogier van der Wal (Free University, Amsterdam): Cicero, Verres and the Sicilians: on the art of plundering and the plundering of art
3rd paper 11.20 David Langslow (Manchester): Integration, identity and language-shift: strengths and weaknesses of the linguistic evidence.
4th paper 12.00 Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Univ. of Miami): An ancient understanding of cognate relationships? Varro’s treatment of Latin-Sabellic pairs in the De Lingua Latina
5th paper 13.40 Elena Isayev (Exeter): What and where was Rome after the Social War?
6th paper 14.20 Osvaldo Sacchi (Naples): Institutional structures and the problem of continuity in Capua until the deductio coloniaria in 59 BC
7th paper 15.30 Eleanor Jefferson (Rutgers University, NJ, USA): Cato’s Origines
8th paper 16.10 Federico Russo (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy): The concept of kinship in the relationships between Romans and Italians
Saturday 3 July
1st paper 9.30 Guy Bradley (Cardiff): The social and ethnic mobility of the elite in central Italy from the archaic to the mid-Republican period
2nd paper 10.10 Toni Ñaco del Hoyo & Jordi Principal (Barcelona): Outposts of integration? Garrisoning, logistics and archaeology in N.E. Hispania, 133-82 BCE
3rd paper 11.20 John Patterson (Cambridge): TBC
4th paper 12.00 Ed Bispham (Oxford): TBC
5th paper 13.40 Elisabeth Buchet (Sorbonne, Paris): Albunea, Tiburnus, Hercules Victor: the cults of Tibur between integration and assertion of local identity
6th paper 14.20 Massimiliano Di Fazio: Feronia. An Italic goddess between pre-Roman and Roman times
7th paper 15.30 Dan Hoyer: Trade and exchange east of the Apennines
8th paper 16.10 Roman Roth (Cape Town, South Africa): Regionalism in the Republic
Papers are supposed to last 30 mins, followed by 10 mins discussion
Marleen Termeer (Groningen): The Latin colonies of central Italy in the Middle Republic: cultural communities between local and Roman
Source : University of Manchester.