Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City (Paperback)
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Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 01/12/2000
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A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the volume is richly illustrated. Essential for all Roman scholars and students. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view ( Peter Wiseman ); Introduction ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ); Early and Archaic Rome ( Christopher Smith ); The city of Rome in the Middle Republic ( Tim Cornell ); The moral museum: Augustus and the image of Rome ( Susan Walker ); Armed and belted men: the soldiery in Imperial Rome ( Jon Coulston ); The construction industry in Imperial Rome ( Janet Delaine and G Aldrete ); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the food supply system ( David Mattingly ); `Greater than the pyramids': the water supply of ancient Rome ( Hazel Dodge ); Entertaining Rome ( Kathleen Coleman ); Living and dying in the city of Rome: houses and tombs ( John Patterson ); Religions of Rome ( Simon Price ); Rome in the Late Empire ( Neil Christie ); Archaeology and innovation ( Hugh Petter ); Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ).

Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
ISBN: 9780947816551
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 180 x 171 x 28 mm

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“Read before you visit.”

Much has been written on the archaeology of the Roman Empire, but not so much on the city itself. This book is a good summary of recent thinking on the subject, using archaeological, literary and epigraphic evidence.... More

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