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Migration to Ancient Rome

Migration A–Z

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  1. Luuk de Ligt

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm373

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

de Ligt, L. 2013. Migration to Ancient Rome. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

As early as the 6th century bce Rome was the most important city of Latium. In this period the city consisted of four “regions” with a total area of 285 hectares (Cornell 1995: 203). There are, however, strong reasons to think that only a relatively small proportion of this area was used for habitation, making it more or less impossible to estimate the size of the urban population.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • cultural diversity;
  • cross-cultural;
  • labor;
  • war;
  • imperialism;
  • antiquity