Gaming in the forum and the use of space

Trifilò, Francesco (2011) Gaming in the forum and the use of space. In: Newsome, David J. and Laurence, Ray, eds. Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, Movement and Space. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 312-331. ISBN 978-0-19-958312-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This chapter introduces for the first time a method for the study of spatial and social dynamics linked to the practice of gaming. This outlines for the first time the possibility of a systematic study of evidence that is omnipresent, easy to collect, and understudied. This is a work that, as all by the author, is undertaken with the aid of the full spectrum of resources available to archaeologists and classicists alike. Together with a previous article by the author, this work outlines the fundamental space-shaping influence of everyday behaviour in Roman towns. It is an article that questions established orthodoxies on urban space-formation and its agents.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 09:32
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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