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I am a lecturer in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on the political and economic history of the ancient Mediterranean, broadly construed. My book project examines the nature, frequency, and intensity of political violence in the c. 1,100 poleis inhabited by the ancient Greeks during the Classical and early Hellenistic periods. It also introduces new methods and new tools to overcome three of the most significant obstacles that face attempts to study Greek history on a panhellenic scale: the scarcity, ambiguity, and deep biases of the evidentiary record.

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07/17/2017Scott Arcenas
Digital Augustan Rome is a web-based platform that provides a visual synopsis, with textual commentary, of contemporary scholarship on the topography of Rome, c. 14 CE. On the project’s homepage, the director David Romano emphasizes that DAR is in only the second of four planned stages (as of April, 2017). Even at this stage, however, DAR already constitutes a significant contribution to scholarship on the topography of Augustan Rome. I would highly recommend a visit to the site. DAR is a digital successor to the 2002 print volume Mapping Augustan Rome.[1] In its current form, it relies...

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