Rome

Paperback | September 5, 2010

byAmanda Claridge

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The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world, capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the centre of Christian Europe.This guide provides: * Coverage of all the important sites in the city from 800 BC to AD 600 and the start of the early middle ages, drawing on the latest discoveries and the best of recent scholarship * Over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams and photographs* Sites divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan and prioritize your visit: Roman Forum; Upper Via Sacra; Palatine; Imperial Forums; Campus Martius; Capitoline Hill; Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus; Colosseum and Esquiline hill; Caelian hill and the inner via Appia; Lateran to Porta Maggiore; Viminal hill; Pyramid to Testaccio; the outer via Appia; other outlying sites; Museums and Catacombs.* Introduction offering essential background to the history and culture of ancient Rome, placing the city in the context of the development of the empire, highlighting the nature of Roman achievement, and explaining how Rome came to be the largest city in the ancient world.* Comprehensive glossaries of Rome's building materials, techniques and building types, a chronological table of kings, emperors, and the early popes, information about opening times, references and suggestions for further reading and a detailed user-friendly index.

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The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world, capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the centre of Christian Europe.This guide provides: * Coverage of all the important sites in the city from 800 BC to AD 600 and the start of the early middle ages, drawing on the latest discoveries and the best of recent schol...

Amanda Claridge is Reader in Classical Archaeology, Royal Holloway, University of London, and was formerly Lecturer in Archaeology at St John's College, Oxford. Assistant Director of the British School in Rome from 1980 to 1994, she is the author of numerous publications on Roman archaeology. Her wider archaeological activities includ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:September 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546835

ISBN - 13:9780199546831

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IntroductionHistorical OverviewDocumentary SourcesGlossaryThe Roman ForumThe Upper Via SacraThe PalatineImperial ForumsField of Mars (Campus Martius)Capitoline HillCircus Flaminius to Circus MaximusColosseum Valley and Esquiline HillCaelian Hill and the inner Via AppiaLateran-Porta MaggioreThe ViminalPyramid-TestaccioAcross the TiberParks of the Appia AnticaOther Sites outside the WallsMuseumsCatacombsChronological TableOpening Times and ChargesReferences and Further ReadingIndex