|Necropolis Articles Published|
Allison Emmerson (UC Classics) has published two articles on the necropolis outside of the Porta Stabia.
“Reconstructing the Funerary Landscape at Pompeii’s Porta Stabia” in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani 21 (2010), pp. 77-86.
"Evidence for Junian Latins in the Tombs of Pompeii?" in Journal of Roman Archaeology 24 (2011), pp. 160-190.
Junian Latins, former slaves who had been freed informally and therefore had not received Roman citizenship along with their manumission, existed in large numbers in both Italy and the provinces. Nevertheless, their lives and the ways in which their status differed from that of other freedmen remain little understood. This paper identifies fourteen tombs at Pompeii as belonging to Junian Latins, a group that has not previously been identified among the thousands of personal names preserved in the city's epigraphic record. The tombs suggest that Junian Latinity had an effect on social status: Junian Latins who were promoted to citizenship after manumission apparently held a higher status than other freedmen. Junian Latinity might also have impacted marriage patterns, with Junian Latins more likely to marry outside of their familiae. The distinction between Junian Latins and other freedmen at Pompeii points to the complexity of the Roman social system and ads a new dimension to the study of the Roman sub-elite.
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