Rome And Environs: An Archaeological Guide

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University of California Press, 2007 - Art - 555 pages
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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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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Not a book to read through, but I was impressed with its detailed description of the archaeological record. As a bonus, the book contains material on the outlying areas of Rome such as Tivoli, etc. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Filippo Coarelli, Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Perugia, is editor of Pompeii (2002) and coauthor of The Colosseum (2001), among numerous other books on Roman art and archeology. James J. Clauss, Professor of Classics at the University of Washington, is author of Best of the Argonauts: The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius's Argonautica (UC Press) and editor, with Sarah Iles Johnston, of Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art . Daniel P. Harmon, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Washington, has published on Latin poetry and ancient Roman religion. He was for eight years co-director of the University of Washington Rome Center.

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