Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture and History
An accessible overview of the art and architecture of ancient Rome, set against the historical background of the rise and fall of the Roman empire. The book is aimed at both students of art and anyone interested in a concise history of Rome. Each chronological period is divided into sections on masterpieces, the historical and artistic context and art and architecture.
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