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New title of interest: M. Scott. Space and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Cambridge, 2013)

February 14, 2013 in News, Publication

Space and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Michael Scott. 2013. Space and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 9781107401501.

A new volume of interest has appeared from Cambridge University Press that is of interest for the geography of the ancient world. Michael Scott’s Space and Society in the Greek and Roman World treats various topics related to the spatial experience of Greek and Roman landscapes. The publisher’s blurb: “We cannot properly understand history without a full appreciation of the spaces through which its actors moved, whether in the home or in the public sphere, and the ways in which they thought about and represented the spaces of their worlds. In this book Michael Scott employs the full range of literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence in order to demonstrate the many different ways in which spatial analysis can illuminate our understanding of Greek and Roman society and the ways in which these societies thought of, and interacted with, the spaces they occupied and created. Through a series of innovative case studies of texts, physical spaces and cultural constructs, ranging geographically across North Africa, Greece and Roman Italy, as well as an up-to-date introduction on spatial scholarship, this book provides an ideal starting point for students and non-specialists.” More information here.

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