This superb guide brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and well-known scholars of Roman archeology and art, to a broader 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, includes the major monuments within easy reach of the city, 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, and an appendix on building materials and techniques.
· Includes an updated and expanded bibliography for students of Ancient Rome.
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"I have often wished that there were an English version of Coarelli's marvelously thorough guide. This new translation is wonderful."—Helen Nagy, author of Votive Terracottas from the "Vignaccia", Cerveteri, in the Lowie Museum of AnthropologyAbout the Author:
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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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110520079604
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 520079604