The Gabii Project: Excavations at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a neighboring and rival city-state to Rome in the 1st Millennium BCE

Opitz, R. , Mogetta, M. and Terrenato, N. (2017) The Gabii Project: Excavations at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a neighboring and rival city-state to Rome in the 1st Millennium BCE. [Website]

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Abstract

Since 2009 the Gabii Project, an international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan, has been investigating the ancient Latin town of Gabii, which was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BC. The trajectory of Gabii, from an Iron Age settlement to a flourishing mid-Republican town to an Imperial agglomeration widely thought to be in decline, provides a new perspective on the dynamics of settlement in central Italy. This archive is based on the Gabii Project’s first digital publication, which focuses on the construction, inhabitation, and repurposing of a private home at Gabii, built in the mid-Republican period. The remains of the house provide new information on the architecture and organization of domestic space in this period, adding to a limited corpus of well-dated examples. Importantly, the house's micro-history sheds light on the tensions between private and public development at Gabii as the town grew and reorganized itself in the mid- to late- Republican period transition. Published in digital form as a website backed up by a detailed database, the publication provides a synthesis of the excavation results linked to the relevant spatial, descriptive, and quantitative data. The database is reproduced here on OpenContext to increase discoverability. As further digital volumes on this model appear, the published archive from Gabii will be expanded.

Item Type:Website
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Opitz, Dr Rachel
Authors: Opitz, R., Mogetta, M., and Terrenato, N.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Published Online:04 June 2017

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