The Ancient Roman City

The Ancient Roman City

Paperback Ancient Society and History

By (author) John E. Stambaugh

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  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801836921
  • ISBN 13: 9780801836923
  • Illustrations note: 37 black & white illustrations, 21 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 495,142

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To walk through Rome today is to find the past made present at nearly every corner. For John Stambaugh, this continuity of fabric, form, and function affords an extraordinary view of the ancient city, the experience of its inhabitants, and the Roman way of life. Exploring ancient Rome as both a physical and social environment, he has written the first extended survey of its development in English - and a vivid "guidebook into the living past of one of the most emphatically urban cities the world has ever known."

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" The Ancient Roman City is so full of novel facts, useful synthesis and insightful summations, that the non-specialist is frequently drawn to dwell on the footnotes, track down the intriguing references and generally to reflect on what has been read... Likely to become a standard reference work for undergraduate and high school libraries, a popular supplementary textbook, and a well-worn occupant of that handy shelf near your desk. Classical World