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H 245 x W 175 mm

180 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (21 plates in colour)

Published Mar 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784917487

Digital: 9781784917494

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Roman provincial populations; status; identity; Archaeology; Ancient History; Rome; Social status

Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 37

Social Interactions and Status Markers in the Roman World

Edited by George Cupcea, Rada Varga

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Proceedings from the ‘People of the Ancient World’ conference held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2016. Ten papers encompass diverse approaches to Roman provincial populations and the corresponding case-studies highlight the multi-faceted character of Roman society.



Foreword; The Barbii, trade in Noricum and the influence of the local epigraphic habit on status display – by Markus Zimmermann; The professionals of the Latin West – by Rada Varga; Latin Occupational Titles in Roman Textile Trade – by Iulia Dumitrache; The professions of private slaves and freedmen in Moesia Inferior – by Lucrețiu Mihăilescu-Bîrliba; Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum in the Roman period – by Elizabeth C. Robinson; The kindred dimension of the Black Sea associations: between fictive and real meaning – by Pázsint Annamária – Izabella; Tarraco. Town and society in a 2nd century AD Roman provincial capital – by Diana Gorostidi, Ricardo Mar and Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo; Soldiers and their monuments for posterity. Manifestations of martial identity in the funerary iconography of Roman Dacia – by Monica Gui, Dávid Petruț; Origo as identity factor in Roman epitaphs – by Tibor Grüll; Centurions: Military or Social Elite? – by George Cupcea

About the Author

GEORGE CUPCEA is a researcher at the National History Museum of Transylvania and Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His interests lie in the field of Latin epigraphy, Roman military history, especially the hierarchy of the Roman army. He also specialises in Roman provincial archaeology, especially non-invasive techniques and he is working on the enlistment process of the Dacian frontier in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as part of the trans-national FRE site; RADA VARGA is a researcher at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and specialises on digital epigraphy, ancient population studies, Roman occupations and professions. She is the coordinator of the project that hosted the conference (, and also directs the archaeological excavations in the civil settlement of the auxiliary fort of Războieni (Ad Batavos), Dacia.