Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
hadrian, gardens, empire, villa, tomb
The suburbs of the ancient Rome are a geographical area which is difficult to define, but a space which is filled with interactions between social classes which differ from those which exist within the urban space of Rome. Conceptualizing the suburbs as a space which is utilized for spectacle and as a means of exerting physical influence outside of the city of Rome, serving as a space which operates as a blank canvas as opposed to Rome as a palimpsest, this research surveys the Sallustian Gardens, the Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker and the Villa of Hadrian. Using research on modern spatial theory and examples from the modern suburbs, this research concludes that Roman suburbs modified interactions such that they increased the salience of social class while simultaneously allowing for those of all classes to leave a mark on the landscape.
Scherck, Henry, "Suburban Space and the City of Rome: Liminality Fluidity and Differentiation" (2016). Honors Theses. 209.