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The Roman Villa: Definitions And Variations

Rothe, Ursula (2018). The Roman Villa: Definitions And Variations. In: Marzano, Annalisa and Métraux, Guy P. R. eds. The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin: Late Republic to Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 42–58.

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The term villa had multiple meanings in Latin and many manifestations in Roman history as well as Mediterranean-wide variations in the archaeological record. In fact, the establishment of a precise definition already preoccupied ancient authors such as Cato and Varro, and modern scholars continue to debate how it can be applied to what kinds of buildings. While we may still be far from finding a universal definition, both the written and the archaeological record can point us in the right direction.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2018 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1-107-16431-1, 978-1-107-16431-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36716
Depositing User: Ursula Rothe
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 09:40
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
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