Rome and Environs

Rome and Environs : An Archaeological Guide

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This superb guide at last brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and best known scholars of Roman archeology and art, to a wide, English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, "Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide" covers all of the city's ancient sites, and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads.An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities. Covers all the major sites including the Capitoline, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Fora, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius.
Two separate chapters discuss important clusters of sites-one on the area surrounding Circus Maximus and the other in the vicinity of the Trastevere, including the Aventine and the Vatican. Additional chapters cover the city walls and the aqueducts. Features 189 maps, drawings, and diagrams; an appendix on building materials and techniques; and an extensive bibliography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 575 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 839.14g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 179 line illustrations
  • 0520079612
  • 9780520079618
  • 308,947

About Filippo Coarelli

Filippo Coarelli, Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Perugia, is editor of Pompeii (2002) and coauthor of The Colosseum (2001).
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Table of contents

Introduction The City Walls The Capitoline Hill The Roman Forum The Imperial Fora The Palatine The Valley of the Colosseum The Esquiline The Caelian The Quirinal, the Viminal, and the Via Lata The Campus Martius The Forum Holitorium, the Forum Boarium, the Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla The Aventine, Trastevere, and the Vatican The Via Appia Eastern Environs Northern Environs Western Environs The Aqueducts Ostia Tivoli and the Tiburtine Territory The Alban Hills and Praeneste Appendix Bibliography Index
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"I have often wished that there were an English version of Coarelli's marvelously thorough guide. This new translation is wonderful." - Helen Nagy, author of Votive Terracottas from the "Vignaccia", Cerveteri, in the Lowie Museum of Anthropology"
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Review Text

Organized by walking tours and illustrated with maps, drawings, and plans, this guide covers various ancient sites of the city. It includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and more. It is intended for tourists, as well as students and scholars approaching the ancient history of this city.
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