Either through some decrees from the Flavian era, the comments of Pliny the Younger on the financial problems of some cities or different notices in the Historia Augusta reporting the existence of oppida labentia –“cities in decline”– at the end of the 2nd century AD, we know that the urban network of the Roman Empire could be subject to weakness and crisis. In this workshop, we seek to discuss some of these issues through the following questions: was the municipal system, at least in the Roman West, a useful and sustainable model of managing local autonomy? Was it a durable system? Were new cities more fragile than others in terms of financial sustainability? What were the causes and the indicators signalling the lack of strength of many urban centres from the 2nd century AD onwards?
From Thursday the 9th of November until Saturday the 11th, at the University of Navarra, the archaeological sites of Santa Criz de Eslava and Los Bañales de Uncastillo will take place the conference "Signalling weakness and crisis in the western cities of the Roman Empire (I-III AD)" with participation of researchers all over Europe for discussing the early crisis of cities at the Western part of the Roman Empire.
FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 09-10-11/11/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain); Eslava (Navarra, Spain); Los Bañales de Uncastillo (Zaragoza, Spain); Sala de Plenos del Ayuntamiento de Layana (Zaragoza, Spain)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Universidad de Navarra; Santa Criz de Eslava; Los Bañales de Uncastllo
- General/general/generale: 15€
- Estudiantes/students/studenti: 5€