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Week 3 Introduction

This week Alexandra Chavarria will focus on the process of fortification which took place from the 3rd century and affected many cities of the Empire
Roman Aurelian wall
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This week we will focus on one of the most striking evolutions of late Roman cities and settlements: the process of fortification.

This process took place from the third century on and reshaped the places where people used to live. Many of the more important urban centers transformed their existing public spaces due to changes in economic and political conditions but many new ones that emerged in the territory can be characterised by their fortified structure.

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