Beyond military strategy. Roman trade and the early colonization of Cisalpine Gaul (2012)

Author(s): Ravasi T

    Abstract: Roman impact over conquered people is often seen as a one-way process of gradual acculturation and loss of identity of the natives. However when the Romans arrived in Northern Italy they took into consideration local practices and resources in order to guarantee their subsistence. The article suggests that at the very beginning of their conquest of Northern Italy the relationship between Romans and natives was two-ways, with reciprocal influence and that the Romans adapted to, exploited and controlled native trade networks in order to guarantee the survival of their colonies.

      • Journal: Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: In Preparation

        Keywords: Roman Republic, Celts, Cremona, imperialism, colonization, trade


        Dr Thea Ravasi
        Visiting Lecturer (Archaeology)