Brookfield AcademyClass of 2024Brookfield, Wisconsin
- "Transitioning Romanitas in Inscriptions of the Post-Roman World" with mentor Griffin Smith-Nichols (Working project)
Transitioning Romanitas in Inscriptions of the Post-Roman World
Started June 16, 2021
Abstract or project description
My project will focus on the idea of Romanitas, or Romanness, through the lens of inscriptions and how this concept changed before and after the end of the Western Roman Empire. By examining Latin inscriptions from public buildings, coins, graves, and in other contexts, I will be able to examine how Roman identity changed during the period after the collapse of their empire. By consulting the works of an ancient author like Cassiodorus and with the help of modern scholarship, I will develop my argument into a scholarly research paper. My goal is to publish this paper in an academic journal.