In this book, Jeremy Hartnett explores the role of the ancient Roman street as the primary venue for social performance and political negotiations.
Introduction; Part I. Repopulating the Street:
1. Street forms, street movements;
2. Life in the street;
3. The street's social environment; Part II. The Street and its Architectural Border:
4. Sidewalks under siege: houses, owners, and urban context;
5. House facades and the architectural language of self-presentation;
6. The 'in' and the 'out': streetside benches and urban society; Part III. The Street in Microcosm:
7. On the edge of the civic: a Herculaneum street;
8. A contentious commercial street in Pompeii; Epilogue.
Jeremy Hartnett is Associate Professor and Chair of Classics at Wabash College, Indiana, where he holds the Anne and Andrew T. Ford Chair in the Liberal Arts. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on Roman urban history, the history of photography, and collegiate pedagogy, and has been awarded fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Michigan Society of Fellows, and the Archaeological Institute of America.