TitleMoving into Late Antique Rome
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserGregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator/ChairCaroline Goodson, Faculty of History / King's College, University of Cambridge
Paper 125-a Back to Rome: Feeding a Returning Population after 410
(Language: English)
Michele Renee Salzman, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Index Terms: Local History; Social History
Paper 125-b Jealous Romans, False Provincials, and Clerical Migrations to Late Antique Rome
(Language: English)
Robert Wiśniewski, Wydział Historii, Uniwersytet Warszawski / Department of Classics, University of Reading
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Sermons and Preaching
Paper 125-c 'Mores peregrinos abicite': The Rhetorical Use of Foreigners and Foreignness in Cassiodorus' Variae
(Language: English)
Samuel Cohen, Department of History, Sonoma State University, California
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Political Thought
Paper 125-d Xenodochia without Xenophobia in Late Antique Rome
(Language: English)
Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index Terms: Local History; Political Thought; Social History
AbstractDespite evidence that the population declined in 5th- and 6th-century Rome, many people moved into the city, establishing that migration was an important, two-way phenomenon. New arrivals were attracted by food, shelter, shrines, and the opportunities for clerical advancement. This movement of people back into Rome promoted the consolidation of the food distribution system, the creation of new types of hostels, and, then, some reactions by the locals concerning the manners of these foreigners. Without denying the flight away from the city, the papers in this panel document Rome's significant dialogue and cross-cultural exchanges that developed with in-migration.