ROSELAAR, S. T.,
Public Land in the Roman Republic. A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC.
Oxford University Press, 2010. 380p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Studies in Roman Society & Law. this book provides a most thorough and integrated synthesis of a crucial subject which is often taken for granted in our own narratives, but who detailed implications are only rarely fully appreciated. [Roselaar's] work is a very important one and will appeal not only to anyone interested in Roman Republican history and the archaeology of the Italian countryside, but also - and perhaps especially - to scholars of the Roman economy, a field where teh dynamic relationship between institutions and economic performance is increasingly being emphasized. Alessandro Launaro, Journal of Roman Studies 31/07/2012 (Publisher's information).