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La localisation des métiers dans l'espace urbain: quelques exemples pompéiens

Abstract : Since the 1970s there have been several topographical studies of Pompeii, which have frequently focused on workshops. However, based on the highly problematic textual nomenclature and at times simplistic arguments, these studies have explained the distribution of economic activity by the proximity of the workshops to the principal through-roads. This explanation was particularly emphasised during the 1980s and '90s when Roman cities were studied from opposing standpoints, those based on production and consumption, pitting their advocates against one another. New interpretations about food and textile crafts legitimate new explanations about the topographical distribution of workshops in Pompeii at the time of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. Analysis of the distribution of these spaces allows a new picture to be painted of the town, not one purely outward-looking. The needs of the population, supplies of raw materials and technical issues provide better explanations for certain recognised concentrations of activity.
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Nicolas Monteix. La localisation des métiers dans l'espace urbain: quelques exemples pompéiens. Revue archéologique de l'Est - suppléments, Paris : CNRS éd. ; Dijon : Revue archéologique de l'Est, 2010, 28, pp.147-160. ⟨halshs-00619002⟩



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