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Introduction

Saskia T. Roselaar

in Public Land in the Roman Republic

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199577231
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723414 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577231.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Roman Society & Law

Introduction

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The Introduction sketches the previous historiography on Roman ager publicus and explains why traditional reconstructions of its history are unsatisfactory. It discusses the possible sources that can be used to reconstruct the history of ager publicus, and argues that as many different sources as possible should be taken into account.

Keywords: historiography; sources; reconstructions

Chapter.  7447 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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