Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City (Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph)

Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City (Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph)

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 0947816550

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the volume is richly illustrated. Essential for all Roman scholars and students. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view ( Peter Wiseman ); Introduction ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ); Early and Archaic Rome ( Christopher Smith ); The city of Rome in the Middle Republic ( Tim Cornell ); The moral museum: Augustus and the image of Rome ( Susan Walker ); Armed and belted men: the soldiery in Imperial Rome ( Jon Coulston ); The construction industry in Imperial Rome ( Janet Delaine and G Aldrete ); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the food supply system ( David Mattingly ); `Greater than the pyramids': the water supply of ancient Rome ( Hazel Dodge ); Entertaining Rome ( Kathleen Coleman ); Living and dying in the city of Rome: houses and tombs ( John Patterson ); Religions of Rome ( Simon Price ); Rome in the Late Empire ( Neil Christie ); Archaeology and innovation ( Hugh Petter ); Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ).

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Ravenna, spending money on new churches to adorn the new capital, but scared of stepping into the outside world–a task instead left to his military officers, many of these now of barbarian or, more accurately, Romano-German stock, and most of whom were more intent on chasing power than on chasing the enemy.60 In the late 4th and early 5th centuries northern Italy was a veritable battleground between Romans and Visigoths–a situation which forced the weak-willed emperor Honorius to take refuge at

Penguin Classics selected translation (Books 14–21) by W. Hamilton, 1986. Cassiodorus, Variae. In T. Mommsen (ed.), Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi 12, Berlin, 1893–1894. Translations by T. Hodgkin 1886: The Letters of Cassiodorus (being a condensed version of the Variae Epistolae of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator), Oxford University Press, 1886; selected translations by S.J.B. Barnish (Translated Texts for Historians 12), Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1992.

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