Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga
Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga

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2.2.3 Model 3: African + Roman = African persistence and no evidence of Roman traits dominating (separation)

This scenario sees African culture surviving following the Roman conquest, and where Roman culture is visible it does not replace preexisting practice. Here we might imagine a laissez-faire attitude on the part of the Roman state, allowing the conquered people to carry on in their previous ways and the African people not needing to, or wanting to, adopt Roman customs, practices, forms of representation and cultural identity. In this model we might expect to find Roman and African traits remaining separate but co-existing (peacefully or otherwise) without significant alteration.

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