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    DescriptionIn Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World, Alexander G. McKay examines simple houses, mansions, estates, and palatial buildings, and he pays particular attention to accounts of ancient writers that deal with such topics as house design, interiors, furnishings, and gardens. Describing innovative high-rise apartments, her compact civic squares, large public buildings, temples, shopping centers, and commercial areas, he shows that Roman civilization was astonishingly similar to our own. He also discusses the conditions of life in the Roman provinces, where recent discoveries have shed fresh light on private and communal living. McKay has enhanced the text by the inclusion of over 150 illustrations of plans, sites, and reconstructions.

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    Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander G. McKay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801859045
    ISBN 10: 0801859042

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    B&T Approval Code: A05204000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Approval Code: A05091514
    DC22: 728.09376
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 728.0937
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 728/.09376
    LC classification: NA324 .M32 1998
    Thema V1.0: AM, NHD, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    153 b&w illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Alexander G. McKay is professor emeritus of classics at McMaster University.
    Review quote
    "A well-documented, scholarly book on a subject of great interest-a resume of the domestic architecture of all periods and levels of the Roman world. Times Literary Supplement "Striking a judicious balance between the archaeological and the literary evidence, McKay has compressed a surprising amount of material into a limited space... [This] volume is eminently useful both to the scholar and to the beginning student. Vergilius