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.
This event will be in English.
CITY OF ROME LECTURE SERIES
Carlos Machado earned a PhD in Ancient History from the University of Oxford. He was a student at the City of Rome course in 2002, and a Rome Scholar at the BSR in 2005-2006. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. Among his publications are Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome (2019); and, in collaboration, The Sack of Rome in 410 AD (2013); The Epigraphic Cultures of Late Antiquity (2017); and Poverty in Ancient Greece and Rome (2022).
The event will be held both in-person and online. No registration is required to attend in person, to attend online please register on zoom. We look forward to seeing you soon!