The project focuses on how the villa-system in the late Roman Republic responded to, or failed to respond to, uncertainty created by political and military events in the late Roman Republic. It considers the role of risk-taking in this process, more specifically whether calculated risk-taking was a driving force behind the expansion of the villa-system in this period.


This Ph.D. thesis is written within the program Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT) of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).