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Unwritten Rome

T.P. Wiseman


The earliest evidence for the occupation of the site of Rome dates to the 13th century BC; the earliest evidence for written literature at Rome dates to the third century BC. How can we ever be in a position to understand the intervening thousand years of Rome's prehistory± Since our earliest historical sources date from the first century BC, it is obvious that neither they nor their earliest sources could have had authentic knowledge of early Rome. The essays in this book address the problem both directly and indirectly, firstly by scrutinising the material our sources present, in the hope of ... More

Keywords: Early Rome, Prehistory of Rome, Roman history-writing, Roman religious rituals, Roman drama, ludi scaenici

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780859898225
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T.P. Wiseman, author