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In its 1200 years of existence, the city founded on the values established by the patres romulei has expanded and diversified its influence incessantly and in all spheres, ...
In its 1200 years of existence, the city founded on the values established by the patres romulei has expanded and diversified its influence incessantly and in all spheres, progressively absorbing peoples and customs, ideas, techniques and beliefs.
Nonetheless, it is possible to reconstruct the unique nature of the history of Rome by visiting the places in which this extraordinary process of civilization took place – in Rome itself or in distant lands such as Syria and modern-day Britain – and admiring the monuments that embody its spirit. This pictorial representation of the development of the Roman world brings light to the historical, urbanistic, architectural and artistic aspects that characterized the main periods of this extraordinary civilization, from its formative years to the crisis of the 5th century BC, following the conquests of Rome: the Italian peninsula, the Mediterranean and the Hellenic East.
A vast iconography, consisting of photographs, reconstructions and plans, accompanies the text, written by an acknowledged authority in the field of Italic archaeology, which helps to clarify the dynamics of the exceptional development of a world – the Roman world – in which all the principal values upon which we still base our lives were established.