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Stratification and social inequality in Italy and Lugdunum. A comparative qualitative epigraphic analysis of the class structure, power relations and social struggle between municipal status groups during the Principate. (3F001610)

Romans meticulously described their social position, but modern researchers often use general categories treating humiliores as an undifferentiated 'class'. We want to investigate 'status groups' from local Italian municipalities and the relationships between them and compare them with material from Lugdunum. How are power relations, competition and violence connected with 'class' and hierarchy? We will use concepts from P. Bourdieu.

Date:1 Oct 2010  →  30 Sep 2014
Keywords:epigraphy, municipalities, Roman social history, interdisciplinary, stratification, status, social class, hierarchy
Disciplines:History, Applied sociology, Historical theory and methodology, Ancient history, Socio-economic history