The University of Cincinnati’s excavations of a large Pompeian neighborhood – covering ten separate properties across two insulae (I.1 and VIII.7) – have amassed an abundance of data on the episodic developments of the city over several centuries.  In this paper I will outline some of our approaches to (micro) context and the (macro) contextualizing of our results.  For the micro, I will show how finds assemblages within and between the systemic and archaeological contexts that make up the volumetric matrix of the site can reveal new information on the components that created the city, maintained the city, and reconstructed the city.  For the macro, I will outline some of the principal site-wide developments – such as the replacement of production activities by retail outlets – to explore some ways in which we can measure the response of Pompeii’s sub-elite to city-, regional-, and Mediterranean-wide currents in the socio-economy.