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    The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome (Paperback) By (author) Peter Connolly, Volume editor Hazel Dodge


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    DescriptionSuperb, detailed reconstructions of buildings provide the starting-point for a vivid exploration of these two great cities and the lives of the people who inhabited them. Peter Connolly's illustrations and reconstructions have a unique authority, with their blend of superb draughtsmanship, imagination, and meticulous research. First published as a jacketed cover-to-boards hardback in 1998, this book is now being reissued without the dust-jacket at a lower price.

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    The Ancient City
    Life in Classical Athens and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Connolly, Volume editor Hazel Dodge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199172597
    ISBN 10: 0199172595

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.1
    BIC subject category V2: YQH
    BIC E4L: HIS, NF11+
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KHN
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E5N79
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025000
    DC21: 937.6
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    Strewn with minutely detailed cityscapes, cutaway views, and interiors, this hefty urban study recaptures the architectural glories of two great cities in their heydays, with as much specific information as assignment-driven readers or browsers could want. In a substantial text providing plenty of historical background, aided by a blizzard of sharp, full-color photos of artifacts and classical art, Connolly (Pompeii, 1990) and Dodge examine both cities' major and minor buildings, from Bronze Age remnants through the aftermath of the Persian War (for Athens) and the great fire of A.D. 64. (for Rome), also describing government, legal systems, religious ceremonies, theater and other public amusements, fashion, daily life for people of all classes, food, water, and waste disposal. More debatable or speculative reconstructions are noted as such. Equally suited to casual readers or serious study, this takes a giant step past the Eyewitness-filled cheap seats and even beyond David Macaulay territory. (Kirkus Reviews)