Topography and social change: the late antique Campus Martius and its environs
17 Maggio 2023
This lecture will explore the social history of the campus Martius in Late Antiquity, examining how different social groups helped to define this area through its use and appropriation. Besides emperors and bishops, senators, workers, and beggars interacted in spaces like insulae, warehouses, and the streets of the city, giving meaning to and redefining the topography of the area. As this lecture will argue, the late antique Campus Martius was a product not only of imperial projects and Christian foundations, but also of patronage, exploitation, and resistance.
Carlos Machado (St Andrews)