The Roman House in Britain / Edition 1

The Roman House in Britain / Edition 1

by Dominic Perring, Perring Dominic
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415221986

ISBN-13: 9780415221986

Pub. Date: 12/29/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:

* general characteristics of form and structure
* the ways in which they were built and decorated
* the range of activities for which they were designed.

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Overview

This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:

* general characteristics of form and structure
* the ways in which they were built and decorated
* the range of activities for which they were designed.

This evidence is then used to discuss the social practices and domestic arrangements that characterised Romano-British elite society. Fully illustrated, this volume is the essential guide to how houses were built, used and understood in Roman Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415221986
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/29/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Housing in the Ancient World
3. A History of Romano-British Houses
4. Types of Houses
5. Building Techniques
6. Appearance and Superstructure
7. Decoration and the Meaning of Mosaics
8. Admittance to the House
9. Principal Reception Rooms
10. Architects of Abundance
11. The Living Quarters
12. The Romano-British Household
13. Culture and Society in Roman Britain

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