Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 455 pages
Capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the center of Christian Europe, the city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. Here, Amanda Claridge presents an indispensable guide to all significant monuments in Rome dating from 800 BC to 600 AD. Included are such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs.
Divided into twelve main archaeological areas in central Rome, and four in Greater Rome, this accessible guide provides a detailed overview of the sites, as well as historical reference tables listing archaeological periods, emperors, and principal surviving buildings. The introduction offers an assessment of Roman achievement along with its status as the capital of the Roman Empire, and explains Rome's survival as the world's most complex archaeological site.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pranogajec - LibraryThing
Clearly written, well organized, and illustrated with mostly good plans and drawings, this is a useful guide to the ancient remains of Rome. There are some omissions which limit its use, including, inexplicably, the area of the Vatican. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JaneAnneShaw - LibraryThing
Bought for a summer school @ the British School, Rome; vital source book and (being by a former director of the BSR) impeccably scholarly without being impenetrably dense for the non-classicist or archaeologist. Read full review
The Roman Forum
The Upper Via Sacra
Field of Mars Campus Martus
Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus