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The Roman Army in Salona

Code: 93703
ECTS: 2.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivan Matijević
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course covers the current knowledge of Roman soldiers at Salona from the late Republic to the end of the Principate. The primary source of informations are more than 250 stone inscriptions. These inscriptions belonged to the active soldiers from the legions and auxiliary troops, officers and veterans, soldiers with numerous military functions, they illustrate relationships between soldiers and the local population, and some very important activities such as the erection of the city walls where soldiers played a key role.
Students will learn the importance of the presence of soldiers in the life of Salona as the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. They will learn about the diversity of their background and the units they belonged to and the variety of services they performed. They will find out how they have influenced the social life of the city and change its social structure.
  1. Nenad Cambi, Željko Rapanić: Ara Lucija Granija Proklina
  2. Dražen Maršić: Salonitanska portretna stela Virdomara i Pame
  3. Ivan Matijević: Cohors VIII Voluntariorum civium Romanorum i neki njezini pripadnici u službi namjesnika provincije Dalmacije
  4. Ivan Matijević: Dva neobjavljena natpisa Druge kohorte Kiresta iz Dalmacije
  5. Ivan Matijević: Qui cucurrit frumentarius annos XI
  6. Željko Miletić: Lucius Artorius Castus i Liburnia
  7. Dino Demicheli: Nadgrobni natpis iz Klapavica sa spomenom centuriona kohorte VIII Voluntariorum Gaja Alazinija Valentina
  8. Ivan Matijević: Neobjavljena stela veterana legije Sedma Claudia Pia Fidelis iz Sikula
Optional literature:
  1. Nenad Cambi: Stele iz kasnoantičke grobnice u Dugopolju
  2. Adrian Goldsworthy: The complete roman army
  3. Lawrence Keppie: The army and the navy
  4. Branko Kirigin: Nalaz rimskih natpisa i reljefa kod Škripa na otoku Braču
  5. Pat Southern: The Roman army
  6. Domagoj Tončinić: Spomenici VII. legije na području rimske provincije Dalmacije
2. semester
Povijest 2 - Regular studij - History
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