Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 464 pages
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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in central Rome, and four in Greater Rome, this accessible guide provides a detailed overview of the sites, as well as historical reference tables listing archaeological periods, emperors, and principal surviving buildings.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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Documentary Sources
31
Glossary
37
The Roman Forum
61
The Upper Via Sacra
101
The Palatine
119
Imperial Forums
147
Field of Mars Campus Martus
177
Capitoline Hill
229
Colosseum Valley and Esquiline Hill
267
Caelian Hill and the Via Appia
305
Catacombs
335
Some Other Sites
346
Via Nomentana
374
Chronological Table
419
References and Further Reading
426
IllustrationsAcknowledgements
437

Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus
242

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Amanda Claridge was formerly Deputy-Director of the British School at Rome and is currently attached to the Archaeology Department at Oxford University. She has lived and studied in Rome for many years and has developed an intimate knowledge of the archaeological sites in Rome and the surrounding area.

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