So begins this powerful and evocative account of Provence and its unique historical legacy. Journeying through southern France in the first years of the twentieth century, Theodore Andrea Cook discovers a landscape where the presence of Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans is still spectacularly evident in some of the Mediterranean's finest surviving architecture. In Arles, Nmes, Orange and Frjus, he witnesses the wonders of Roman arenas, temples and monuments. At the imposing aqueduct of the Pont du Gard he observes the world's greatest testament to the genius of Roman engineering.
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