The Borders of Rom (Topoi B-2-6)
The goal of this project was to determine what qualities the boundaries of ancient Rome possessed, and to comment on those qualities in a monograph.
The research explicated the various qualities of borders, both those that were physically determined by city walls and stones and those that were defined through rituals, so that subsequent research could lead to an understanding of how the competing borders of Rome shaped the perception of space and behavior in space. This research also investigated the interdependence between borders and ideological conceptions (imperium sine fine etc.).