Unnoticed Diversity in Misenum: Revealing a Multifaceted Society in a Roman Harbour City

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Abstract

This article considers the epitaphs that can be connected with the necropolis of Cappella in Misenum. Misenum served as the main base for one of the two principal Roman fleets, and our present-day perception of the site emphasises this aspect. By looking at all the inscriptions from a specific site, and not just those that
name fleet personnel, the intention here is to examine previously unexplored aspects of life in the harbour city, while still acknowledging the fundamental role played by the fleet. The result is the visualization of a much more diverse community than generally recognized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflections: Harbour City Deathscapes in Roman Italy and Beyond
EditorsNiels Bargfeldt, Jane Hjarl Petersen
Place of PublicationRom
PublisherEdizioni Quasar
Publication dateMay 2020
Pages99-125
ISBN (Print)9788854910140
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
SeriesAnalecta Romana Instituti Danici. Supplementa
Volume53
ISSN0066-1406

Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • epigraphy
  • Classical studies
  • classics
  • History

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