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The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world This guide provides: * Coverage of all the important sites in the city of Rome from 800BC to AD 600 * 150 high-quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs * Sites divided into eight main areas, with star ratings to help you prioritize your visit: The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill The Imperial Forums of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva, and Trajan Campus Martius and Tiber Island The Capitoline, Forum Boarium, and Circus Maximus The Colosseum, its Valley, and the Esquiline The Caelian, the Baths of Caracalla, and Via Appia The Baths of Diocletian, the Lateran, Porta Maggiore, and the Pyramid Museums and Catacombs * An introduction offering essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, highlighting the nature of Roman achievement, and explaining how Rome came to be the largest city in the ancient world * Information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and a glossary of essential termsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 28mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • halftones, maps, plans throughout
  • 0192880039
  • 9780192880031
  • 444,589

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This is one of a superb series of travel guides to ancient sites. Amanda Claridge is not only supremely knowledgeable but has produced a guide of remarkable clarity. After a brief historical overview and a welcome discussion of building materials, she walks us through the city explaining not only the layered jumble of remains at the major sites but those fragments of buildings and statuary that can be found in squares and on street corners, usually unlabelled and tantalizing. Maps, drawings and photos add to an exemplary text. Exploring Rome will be even better than before, and armchair readers will find themselves transported effortlessly to the Golden City. Review by Lindsey Davis, whose books include 'Two For the Lions' (Kirkus UK)show more

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