Migration to Ancient Rome
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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de Ligt, L. 2013. Migration to Ancient Rome. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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.
- cultural diversity;