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    DescriptionStephen L. Dyson has spent a lifetime studying and teaching the history of ancient Rome. That unparalleled knowledge is reflected in his magisterial overview of the Eternal City. Rather than look only at the physical development of the city-its buildings, monuments, and urban spaces-Dyson also explores its social, economic, and cultural histories. This unique approach situates Rome against a background of comparative urban history and theory, allowing Dyson to examine the dynamic society that once thrived there. In his personal effort to reconstruct the city, Dyson populates its streets with the hurried politicians, hawking vendors, and animated students that once lived, worked, and studied there, bringing the ancient city to life for a new generation of students and tourists. Dyson follows Rome as it developed between the third century BC and the fourth century AD, dividing the great megalopolis into distinct neighborhoods and locales. He shows how these communities, each with its own unique customs and colorful inhabitants, eventually grew into the great imperial capital of the Italian Empire. Dyson integrates the full range of sources available-literary, artistic, epigraphic, and archaeological-to create a comprehensive history of the monumental city. In doing so, he offers a dramatic picture of a complex and changing urban center that, despite its flaws, flourished for centuries.


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    Title
    Rome
    Subtitle
    A Living Portrait of an Ancient City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen L. Dyson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801892530
    ISBN 10: 0801892538
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 937/.63, 937.63
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DG62.5 .D97 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    28 halftones, 16 line drawings
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Stephen L. Dyson is a professor of classics at the University at Buffalo and has spent his career writing about archaeology and Roman history. His numerous books include In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, The Roman Countryside, and Community and Society in Roman Italy, also published by Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    An important addition to the literature on classical Rome... Highly recommended. Choice 2010