Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

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University of California Press, 2007 - Art - 555 pages
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This superb guide at last brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and best known scholars of Roman archeology and art, to a wide, English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide covers all of the city's ancient sites, and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities.

* Covers all the major sites including the Capitoline, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Fora, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius.

* Two separate chapters discuss important clusters of sites-one on the area surrounding Circus Maximus and the other in the vicinity of the Trastevere, including the Aventine and the Vatican.

* Additional chapters cover the city walls and the aqueducts.

* Features 189 maps, drawings, and diagrams; an appendix on building materials and techniques; and an extensive bibliography.
 

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Contents

City Walls II
11
Capitoline
29
Roman Forum
43
Imperial Fora
103
Palatine
131
Valley of the Colosseum
158
Esquiline
177
Caelian
213
Forum Holitorium Forum Boarium
307
Aventine Trastevere and the Vatican
333
Via Appia
365
Viae Latina Praenestina
403
Viae Salaria Nomentana
425
Aqueducts
445
Tivoli and the Tiburtine Territory
479
The Alban Hills and Praeneste
499

Ouirinal Viminal and the Via Lata
230
Campus Martius
261
Appendix
537
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Filippo Coarelli, Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Perugia, is editor of Pompeii (2002) and coauthor of The Colosseum (2001), among numerous other books on Roman art and archeology. James J. Clauss, Professor of Classics at the University of Washington, is author of Best of the Argonauts: The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius's Argonautica (UC Press) and editor, with Sarah Iles Johnston, of Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art . Daniel P. Harmon, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Washington, has published on Latin poetry and ancient Roman religion. He was for eight years co-director of the University of Washington Rome Center.

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