Roman Housing by Simon P. EllisRoman Housing by Simon P. Ellis

Roman Housing

bySimon P. Ellis

Paperback | December 27, 2002

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Roman Housing describes domestic architecture throughout the Roman empire, from Britain to Egypt, from the origins of empire to the sixth century AD. During this period an empire-wide aristocratic culture was formed, and Simon Ellis marks the stages in Roman expansion and examines the extent of Roman influence on the domestic life of all the citizens of empire, culminating with the decline and disappearance of the Roman house at the end of the period. Illustrated with over 50 photographs and line drawings, and provided with a glossary and site index, is the first book for 20 years to examine housing in the Roman world. This breadth of scale enables the author to set local developments within the overall context of social change in the empire, making the book of value to all with an interest in the culture and history of Rome.
Simon P. Ellis is a qualified town planner, teacher and archaeologist. He was a director for Excavations at Carthage, and now works for UNESCO Institute for Statistics in Montreal, Canada.
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Title:Roman HousingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.26 × 6.42 × 0.74 inPublished:December 27, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0715631969

ISBN - 13:9780715631966

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Table of Contents

Preface Preface to the Paperback Edition 1. Introduction 2. Houses of Pretension 3. Town and Country 4. Decoration 5. Furniture 6. The House and the Family 7. Conclusions Map Glossary Notes Index of Sites General Index

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A wide-ranging and up-to-date survey of many of the important issues in the archaeology of the ancient Roman house.