The Ancient Roman City

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JHU Press, 1988 - History - 395 pages
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To walk through Rome today is to find the past made present at nearly every corner. For John Stambaugh, this continuity of fabric, form, and function affords an extraordinary view of the ancient city, the experience of its inhabitants, and the Roman way of life. Exploring ancient Rome as both a physical and social environment, he has written the first extended survey of its development in English - and a vivid "guidebook into the living past of one of the most emphatically urban cities the world has ever known."
 

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User Review  - milocross - LibraryThing

This has a touch of the sociology of 'Invisible Romans,' but it's much more oriented to the student of architecture and planning. The most intriguing contribution is not necessarily the dissection of the city of Rome, but the cities of Thamagudi, Ostia and Arelate. Congrats, Stambaugh. Loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - pranogajec - LibraryThing

This is a very good summary of Rome the city and Roman society from founding to the late imperial period. The first section covers the city's development chronologically, the second treats thematic ... Read full review

Contents

Seven
7
THE GROWTH OF ROME
8
The Late Republic 14644 B C
36
Five
54
Rome under the Emperors
67
URBAN LIFE IN ROME
90
City Govermuent
101
Services Public and Private
123
Social Life in the City
198
Thirteen
213
IIl PATTERNS OF ROMAN URBANISM
243
Seventeen
260
Nineteen
275
List of Plates
288
Notes
323
Population 89
336

The Commercial City
142
Eleven
183

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