Facere, restituere, ornare: An analysis of building activities through inscriptions / Silvia Gazzoli
The School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures, and the Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH), at the University of Haifa, invite you to Dr. Silvia Gazzoli's online lecture taking place as part of the Maritime Civilizations Departmental Seminar on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 14:15 (Israel local time).
Title: Facere, restituere, ornare: An analysis of building activities through inscriptions
Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to investigate the constant dialogue between epigraphic evidence, archaeological remains and written sources regarding building activities in Roman times. Inscriptions usually preserve important information for understanding society, history and relationship in the ancient world. Besides, epigraphic evidence allow to reconstruct the social, economic and, often, administrative context of the activities that led to the construction of buildings or to the modification of inhabited centres’ landscape. These documents, in association with literary or technical sources and archaeological remains, lead us to the analysis of the architectural plans’ various phases, from the materials’ production and commerce to the renovation or reconstruction of damaged buildings or to the ruins’ spoliation.
This presentation will examine Roman epigraphic sources regarding (re)building activities, their funding and their historical and social contexts.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81031714062