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Title: Observations sur la population dans la territoire de Tomis à l'époque romaine (Ier-IIIe s. ap. J.-C.)
Author(s): BĂRBULESCU, Maria , BUZOIANU, Livia
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 195-212
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167472

Abstract :
The topic of the present paper is focused on the rural communities of the territory of ancient Tomis, where several vici and one komè are attested epigraphically. A presentation stage by stage of these settlements is carried out according to the Roman presence in the area, to the status of the city of Tomis and to the terms and conditions of the administrative organisation of its territory. An analysis of the toponyms and their possible localisation across the territory is also undertaken. Particular attention is devoted to the presence of military units (first of all veterans), whose leading part in the Romanisation process of Moesia Inferior is largely recognised. The onomastic analysis aims at the structure of names, their possible ethnical origin as well as the social status of their bearers.

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