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Laurence Seminar 2017: Fiscality and Imperialism in the Middle Roman Republic - 11-12/12/2017, Cambr

The seminar aims to investigate the ways in which the Roman state tailored its fiscal extraction to meet the new demands of its imperialistic expansion in the mid-Republic, and what consequences this policy had on society and politics.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 11-12/12/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room G. 21, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)


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Monday, December 11th (9am-5.30pm)

9-9.30am: Coffee

  • 9.30-10am: Welcome (M. Adamo,Cambridge).

Session 1: Expansion to Exaction: Italy and the Provinces. Part 1 (Chair: M. Adamo, Cambridge)

  • 10-11am: Jonathan Prag (Oxford), Republican Auxiliaries.

  • 11-12pm: Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (ICREA, Girona), Provincial Tithes and Roman Army Supply in the Second Century BC.

12-1pm: Lunch

Session 2: Expansion to Exaction: Italy and the Provinces. Part 2 (Chair: G. Bradley, Cardiff)

  • 1-2pm: James Tan (Sydney), The Fiscality of Citizens, Latins and Allies.

  • 2-3pm: Jerôme France (Bordeaux) A Plundering Empire? Fiscality and Imperialism in the 2nd Century BC.

3-3.30pm: Coffee

Session 3: The view from the other side: taxpayers and communities. (Chair: R. Flemming, Cambridge)

  • 3.30-4.30pm: Cristina Soraci (Catania), To pay, or not to pay? People and taxation in the Middle Roman Republic.

  • 4.30-5.30pm: Giovanni Salmeri (Pisa), The Power of Institutions: The Hieronian Law and Its Impact on the Sicilian Cities and Countryside.

8pm: conference dinner (Cambridge Chop House, King’s Parade).

Tuesday, December 12th (9am-3.30pm)

9-9.30am: Coffee

Session 4: Mars’s Account Books: Public or Private? Part 1 (Chair: J. Patterson, Cambridge)

  • 9.30-10.30am: Debbie Potter (Oxford), Roman Policies in Gallic Northern Italy in the Middle Republic: cui bono?

  • 10.30-11.30am: Sylvie Pittia (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), When Romans Did Not Win the War: Reflections on Some Fiscal Consequences of Defeat in the Middle Republic.

11.30-12pm: Coffee

Session 5: Mars’s Account Books: Public or Private? Part 2 (Chair: S. Piacentin, London)

  • 12-1pm: Saskia Roselaar (Bochum), A System of Hegemony? Rome’s Approach to Spoils of War in the Middle Republic.

1-2pm: Lunch

  • 2-3pm: Marta García-Morcillo (Roehampton), Hasta, Praeco, Aerarium: From War Booty to Public Auctions.

3-3.30pm: Concluding remarks (S. Piacentin, London).

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