Ida Östenberg, Simon Malmberg, Jonas Bjørnebye (dir.), The Moving City. Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome, Londres – New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Ida Östenberg, Simon Malmberg, Jonas Bjørnebye (dir.), The Moving City. Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient RomeLondres – New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


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Présentation sur le site de l’éditeur : 

The Moving City : Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome focusses on movements in the ancient city of Rome, exploring the interaction between people and monuments. Representing a novel approach to the Roman cityscape and culture, and reflecting the shift away from the traditional study of single monuments into broader analyses of context and space, the volume reveals both how movement adds to our understanding of ancient society, and how the movement of people and goods shaped urban development.

Covering a wide range of people, places, sources, and times, the volume includes a survey of Republican, imperial, and late antique movement, triumphal processions of conquering generals, seditious, violent movement of riots and rebellion, religious processions and rituals and the everyday movements of individual strolls or household errands. By way of its longue durée, dense location and the variety of available sources, the city of ancient Rome offers a unique possibility to study movements as expressions of power, ritual, writing, communication, mentalities, trade, and – also as a result of a massed populace – violent outbreaks and attempts to keep order. The emerging picture is of a bustling, lively society, where cityscape and movements are closely interactive and entwined.

“In its fashionable focus on society’s experience of space [The Moving City] is a product of its time. It is an enjoyable read, successfully presenting a picture ‘of a bustling, lively society, where cityscape and movements are closely interactive and entwined’.” –  Classics For All Reviews

“A well-thought out, versatile and inspiring study on « movement in the city ».” –  Gymnasium (Bloomsbury translation)

“The monuments of ancient Rome, rooted in time and place, impress us with their calm stolidity. This rich collection of essays successfully reminds us that they were the backdrop to a city in permanent motion – from the stately processions of ambassadors and empresses, to the regular ebb and flow of traffic on the Tiber, and to the chaos of a rampaging crowd.” –  Bryan Ward-Perkins, University of Oxford, UK,

Sommaire : 

Introduction, Ida Östenberg, Simon Malmberg and Jonas Bjørnebye

Part 1 Elite Movement
1. Power Walks: Aristocratic Escorted Movements in Republican Rome, Ida Östenberg
2. ‘Moving through Town’: Foreign Dignitaries in Rome in the Middle and Late Republic, Richard Westall
3. Livia on the Move, Lovisa Brännstedt
4. Fast Movement through the City: Ideals, Stereotypes and City Planning, Monica Hellström
5. Veiled Visibility: Morality, Movement and Sacred Virginity in Late Antiquity, Sissel Undheim

Part 2 Literary Movement
6. Rolling Thunder: Movement, Violence and Narrative in the History of the Late Roman Republic, Isak Hammar
7. ‘A Shouting and Bustling on All Sides’ (Hor. Sat. 1.9.77–8): Everyday Justice in the Streets of Republican Rome, Anthony Corbeill
8. Urban Flux: Varro’s Rome-in-progress, Diana Spencer
9. Augustan Literary Tours: Walking and Reading the City, Timothy M. O’Sullivan

Part 3 Processional Movement
10. Moving In and Moving Out: Ritual Movements between Rome and its Suburbium, Kristine Iara
11. Augustus’ Triumphal and Triumph-like Returns, Carsten Hjort Lange
12. Rite of Passage: On Ceremonial Movements and Vicarious Memories (Fourth Century ce), Gitte Lønstrup Dal Santo
13. The Laetaniae Septiformes of Gregory I, S. Maria Maggiore and Early Marian Cult in Rome, Margaret M. Andrews
14. Movement and the Hero: Following St Lawrence in Late Antique Rome, Michael Mulryan

Part 4 Movement and Urban Form
15. Towards a History of Mobility in Ancient Rome (300 bce to 100 ce), Ray Laurence
16. ‘Ships are Seen Gliding Swiftly along the Sacred Tiber’: The River as an Artery of Urban Movement and Development, Simon Malmberg
17. Monuments and Images of the Moving City, Anne-Marie Leander Touati
18. Mithraic Movement: Negotiating Topography and Space in Late Antique Rome, Jonas Bjørnebye

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