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Title: Roman Urbanism in Caucasian Iberia
Subtitle: A New Look at the City of Armazi
Author(s): DEMETRADZE-RENZ, Irina
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 20    Date: 2021   
Pages: 99-119
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.20.0.3289531

Abstract :
Roman urbanism, the essential consequence of Roman-Iberian relationships, is underrepresented in Georgian and Western publications. Urban developments in Iberia has not been linked to the Romans, even when Roman influences were acknowledged. The reasons for such disregard are few, but their discussion is beyond the aim of this article. This paper seeks to look afresh at Armazi, the capital city of Iberia, and demonstrate that the Romans stimulated urbanisation in Iberia during the 1st–3rd centuries AD and that, to some degree, Iberia became a part of the enlarged Roman world.

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