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Presentation of the volume Animals in Rome. Three millennia of interaction with man

Animals in Rome, presentation, Cura iulia.

Tuesday June 20 2023, at 16.30 am, the Curia Julia hosts the presentation of the volume Animals in Rome. Three millennia of interaction with humans (All’Insegna del Giglio) di Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin e Claudia Minniti.

In the past, animals played a fundamental role in man's life, providing him with food, protection, companionship, recreation, facilitation of movement and traces of this long man-animal interaction remain in literary, epigraphic, archival and iconographic documents, but above all in archaeological excavations that return the remains. The book tells three millennia of history of animals and men in Rome, starting from the animal remains studied in forty years of research and found in the numerous archaeological excavations that have been carried out in the urban area and in the surrounding area, integrating the knowledge that derive with those obtained from other sources.

Alfonsina Russo, Director of the Colosseum Archaeological Park

Paul Carafa, Department of Ancient Sciences Sapienza University of Rome
Riccardo Santangeli Valenciani, Department of Humanities at Roma Tre University

The author will be present.

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