Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide / Edition 1

Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide / Edition 1

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University of California Press
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Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide / Edition 1

This superb guide brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and well-known scholars of Roman archeology and art, to a broader English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide covers all of the city's ancient sites, and, unlike most other guides, includes the major monuments within easy reach of the city, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in 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.

• Covers all the major sites including the Capitoline, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Fora, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius.
• Two separate chapters discuss important clusters of sites-one on the area surrounding Circus Maximus and the other in the vicinity of the Trastevere, including the Aventine and the Vatican.
• Additional chapters cover the city walls and the aqueducts.
• Features 189 maps, drawings, and diagrams, and an appendix on building materials and techniques.

Includes an updated and expanded bibliography for students of Ancient Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520079601
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 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


The City Walls
The Capitoline Hill
The Roman Forum
The Imperial Fora
The Palatine
The Valley of the Colosseum
The Esquiline
The Caelian
The Quirinal, the Viminal, and the Via Lata
The Campus Martius
The Forum Holitorium, the Forum Boarium, the Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla
The Aventine, Trastevere, and the Vatican
The Via Appia
Eastern Environs
Northern Environs
Western Environs
The Aqueducts
Tivoli and the Tiburtine Territory
The Alban Hills and Praeneste


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