IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1744: Memories of the Roman Past in 5th- and 6th-Century North Africa

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Marguerite Ronin, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Lamare, Antiquité classique et tardive, Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167), Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Paper 1744-aHistorical Memory in Justinian's African Legislation (Codex Justinianus 1.27.1-2)
(Language: English)
Miranda Williams, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 1744-bRecalling the Romans?: Fortified Architecture and Settlement in the Late Antique Tripolitanian Countryside
(Language: English)
Nichole Sheldrick, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Military History

Memories of the past and legacy from illustrious predecessors were regularly summoned in the Roman world to legitimate one’s authority. What memories of the recent and less recent past, in literature, buildings, landscape, social structures, and organisation, did the Roman and the Byzantines revived in 5th- and 6th-century North Africa? How did these memories help them fortify the establishment or reestablishment of their power in front of the Vandal occupiers and the Berber tribes?