Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide / Edition 1

Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide / Edition 1

by Filippo Coarelli, Pierre A. MacKay, J. Anthony Clauss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520079612

ISBN-13: 9780520079618

Pub. Date: 03/12/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

This superb guide at last brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and best-known scholars of Roman archaeology and art, to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs covers all of the city's ancient sites. Moreover, unlike most

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This superb guide at last brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and best-known scholars of Roman archaeology and art, to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs covers all of the city's ancient sites. Moreover, unlike most other guides, it includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as those of Ostia, Tivoli, and Palestrina, and the many points of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists seeking a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities. The guide also features chapters on the city walls and aqueducts, an appendix on building materials and techniques, and a general bibliography.

About the Author:
Filippo Coarelli, Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Perugia, is editor of Pompeii and coauthor of The Colosseum, among numerous other books on Roman art and archaeology

About the Author:
James J. Clauss, Professor of Classics at the University of Washington

About the Author:
Daniel P. Harmon, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Washington, has published on Latin poetry and ancient Roman religion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520079618
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/12/2008
Series:
The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature Ser.
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
575
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Preface     ix
Introduction     1
City Walls     11
Capitoline     29
Roman Forum     43
Imperial Fora     103
Palatine     131
Valley of the Colosseum     159
Esquiline     177
Caelian     213
Quirinal, Viminal, and the Via Lata     231
Campus Martius     261
Forum Holitorium, Forum Boarium, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla     307
Aventine, Trastevere, and the Vatican     333
Via Appia     365
Eastern Environs: Viae Latina, Praenestina, Labicana, Tiburtina     403
Northern Environs: Viae Salaria, Nomentana, Flaminia, Cassia     425
Western Environs: Viae Aurelia, Campana, Ostiensis     437
Aqueducts     445
Ostia     451
Tivoli and the Tiburtine Territory     479
The Alban Hills and Praeneste     499
Appendix     537
General Bibliography     541
Illustration Sources     545
Index     547

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