Dr Janet DeLaine

Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, Faculty of Classics


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278248

E-mail: janet.delaine@classics.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

Roman architecture, art and urbanism in the Mediterranean, especially the Roman building industry, Roman baths, and the urban development of Ostia.

 

Current Activities

The urban development of Ostia; Survey and excavation at Regio I, Insula IV.2-4 at Ostia.

 

Publications

  • 'Designing for a market: medianum apartments at Ostia,' Journal of Roman Archaeology 17 (2004), 146-176
  • 'Building activity in Ostia in the second century AD,' in C. Bruun and A. Gallina Zevi (eds), Ostia e Portus nelle loro relazioni con Roma (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae 27, 2002) 41-101
  • 'The Temple of Hadrian at Cyzicus and Roman attitudes to exceptional construction,' Papers of the British School at Rome 70 (2002), 205-230
  • 'Techniques et industrie de la construction à Ostie,' in J.-P. Descoeudres (ed.), Ostie. Port et porte de la Rome antique (2001) 91-99
  • 'Building the Eternal City: the building industry of imperial Rome,' in J. Coulston and H. Dodge (eds), Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City (2000), 119-141
  • 'The East baths at Leptiminus: an overview and suggested reconstruction,' in L. Stirling, D. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds), Leptiminus 2, JRA Suppl. 41 (2000), 9-24
  • 'Bricks and mortar: exploring the economics of building techniques at Rome and Ostia,' in D. J. Mattingly and J. Salmon (eds), Economies beyond agriculture in the Classical World (2000), 230-68
  • Roman Baths and Bathing. J. DeLaine and D.E. Johnston (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Roman Baths, Vol. 1, Bathing and Society; Vol. 2, Design and Construction, JRA Suppl. 37 (1999)
  • 'High status insula apartments in early imperial Ostia – a reading,' Mededelingen van het Nederlands Instituut te Rome, Antiquity 58 (1999), 175-187
  • 'The romanitas of the railway station,' in M. Wyke and M. Biddiss (eds), Uses and Abuses of Antiquity (Bern) 145-60
  • The Baths of Caracalla in Rome: a study in the design, construction and economics of large-scale building projects in imperial Rome, JRA Suppl. 25 (Portsmouth R.I. 1997).

Publications

Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings

2010
DeLaine, J., (2010), The Ports of Rome: Ostia, the hidden history of a city insula, Current World Archaeology , 42,22–3
DeLaine, J., (2010), Review of Richard Neudecker and Paul Zanker (eds.), Lebenswelten. Bilder und Räume in der römischen Stadt der Kaiserzeit. Symposium am 24 und 25 Januar 2002 zum Abschluß des von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung geförderten Forschungsprogramms »Stadtkultur in der römischen Kaiserzeit«. Palilia 16. (Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert, 2005), Bonner Jahrbücher (2008), 208,349–52
DeLaine, J., (2010), 2010: Review of Patrizio Pensabene, Ostiensium marmorum decus et decor. Studi architettonici, decorative e archeometrici. Studi Miscellanei 33. (Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2007), Journal of Roman Archaeology, 23,548–60
2007
DeLaine, J., (2007), Review of A. Bouet, Les thermes privés et publics en Gaule Narbonnaise (Rome: Ecole française, 2003), Britannia, XXXVIII,376-377
2006
DeLaine, J. , (2006), : Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston 2003
2004
DeLaine, J., (2004), Designing for a market: medianum apartments at Ostia, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 17,146-176
2003
DeLaine, J., (2003), : Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, Madrid 20-24 January 2003, Vol. II
Early, R., Crowther, C., DeLaine, J., Önal, M. & Yavas, Y., (2003), The rescue mission carried out at Zeugma, south-eastern Anatolia in 2000. Recent work at Zeugma, JRA Supplement, 51,9-56
2001
DeLaine, J., (2001), The Temple of Hadrian at Cyzicus and Roman attitudes to exceptional construction, Papers of the British School at Rome , 70,205-230
1999
DeLaine, J., (1999), High status insula apartments in early imperial Ostia – a reading, Mededelingen van het Nederlands Instituut te Rome, 58,175-187
DeLaine, J., (1999), : Proceedings of the First International Conference on Roman Baths

Published Books

2006
DeLaine, J. , (2006), Mattusch, C. and Donohue, A., (eds.), Oxford: Oxbow
2003
DeLaine, J., (2003), Huerta, S. (ed.), Madrid: Instituto Juan de Herrer
1999
DeLaine, J., (1999), DeLaine, J. and Johnston, D.E. (eds.), , JRA Supplementary Series 37
1997
DeLaine, J., (1997), The Baths of Caracalla in Rome: a study in the design, construction and economics of large-scale building projects in imperial Rome, JRA Supplementary Series 25

Contributions to Edited Books

2010
DeLaine, J., (2010), Baths: in “Grafton, A., Most, G.W. and Settis, S. (eds.), The Classical Tradition”, pp 121–2, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press .
2009
DeLaine, J. , (2009), Terme imperiali: in “von Hesberg, H. & Zanker, P., (eds.), Storia dell'architettura italiana. Dagli Etruschi a Costantino. 1. Architettura romana. I grandi monumenti di Roma,”, pp 250-67, Mondadori Electa.
2008
DeLaine, J., (2008), Between Concept and Reality: Case Studies in the Development of Roman Cities in the Mediterranean: in “Marcus, J., & Sabloff, J. (eds.), Early Cities: New perspectives on pre-industrial urbanism, ”, pp 95-118, Washington: National Academy of Sciences.
DeLaine, J., , (2008), Conclusions: in “Camporeale, S., Dessales, H. and Pizzo, A., (eds.), Arqueología de la Construcción I. Los procesos constructivos en Italia y en las provincias romanas. I.Italia y provincias Occidentales,”, pp 319-326, Anejos de AEspA XLVI.
2007
DeLaine, J., (2007), Historiography - origins, evolution and convergence.: in “Guérin-Beauvois, M. & Martin Bains, J.-M. (eds.), Bains curatifs et bains hygiéniques en Italie de l'antiquité au moyen âge”, pp 21-35, (Collection de l'École Française de Rome 383) Rome: École Française.
DeLaine, J. , (2007), The cost of creation: technology at the service of construction: in “Lo Cascio, E. (eds.), Innovazione tecnica e progresso economico nel mondo romano ”, pp 237-252, Edipuglia.
2005
DeLaine, J., (2005), The commercial landscape of Ostia: in “ MacMahon, A. and Price, J. (eds.), Roman Working Lives and Urban Living”, pp , Oxford: Oxbow..
2004
DeLaine, J., (2004), Gardens in baths and palaestras: in “Jashemski, W. (ed.), Gardens of the Roman Empire, Volume II, ”, pp , Cambridge: CUP..
2002
DeLaine, J., (2002), Building for eternity: the concrete architecture of ancient Rome: in “ Louw, H. (ed.), The Place of Technology in Architectural History. Papers from the Joint Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and the Construction History Society, 2001.”, pp 9-14, The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain: London,.
2001
DeLaine, J., (2001), Techniques et industrie de la construction à Ostie: in “ Descoeudres, J.-P. (ed.), Ostie. Port et porte de la Rome antique.”, pp 91-99, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire (Geneva).
DeLaine, J., (2001), Bricks and mortar: exploring the economics of building techniques at Rome and Ostia,: in “Mattingly, D.J. and Salmon, J. (eds.), Economies beyond agriculture in the Classical World”, pp 230-268, Routledge: London.
DeLaine, J., (2001), Techniques et industrie de la construction à Ostie: in “Descoeudres, J.-P. (ed.), Ostie. Port et porte de la Rome antique”, pp 91-99, Geneva: Musées d'Art et d'Histoire.
DeLaine, J., (2001), Building activity in Ostia in the second century AD: in “Bruun, C. and Gallina Zevi, A. (eds.), Ostia e Portus nelle loro relazioni con Roma. ”, pp 41-101, Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae, Vol. 27.
2000
DeLaine, J., (2000), The East baths at Leptiminus: an overview and suggested reconstruction: in “Stirling, L., Mattingly, D. and Ben Lazreg, N. (eds.), Leptiminus 2”, pp 9-24 , JRA Supplementary Series 41.
DeLaine, J., (2000), Building the Eternal City: the building industry of imperial Rome: in “Coulston, J. and Dodge, H. (eds.), Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City”, pp 119-141 , Oxford: OUSA.
1999
DeLaine, J., (1999), The romanitas of the railway station: in “Wyke, M. and Biddiss, M. (eds.), Uses and Abuses of Antiquity ”, pp 145-60 , Peter Lang Publishing.
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