Rome

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199546835

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 4886

The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.

Rome

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192880031

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 708

The largest archaeological site in the world, Rome includes such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Maps & diagrams.

Southern France

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Henry Cleere

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780192880062

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 5543

The Midi, between the Massif Central and the Mediterranean, is the region of France that is richest in archaeological treasures, and these are described in the OAG to South France. The earliest of these date back to the Palaeolithic period, some twenty thousand years ago, when our ancestors were decorating caves and rock shelters with dramatic depictions of hunting and ritual. Later human cultural evolution in the region is represented by strongly defended hilltop settlements and by impressive funeral mounds and dolmens. Greek colonists arrived around 600 BC and set up towns along the coast, trading with the local peoples, and these are the origins of the main towns of the present day, such as Marseilles, Nice, and Arles. The region was annexed by Rome in the 2nd century BC and the prosperous new province was endowed with many fine public buildings, such as the amphitheatres and theatres at Arles, Nimes, and Orange, the network of roads, and massive towns walls, as at Carcassonne. In addition, there is plenty of evidence of more mundane aspects of daily life, such as the water-mill at Barbegal, the potteries of La Graufesenque, and the houses of the town dwellers at Vaison-la-Romaine.

Greece

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Christopher Mee,Antony Spawforth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192880581

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 4752

This illustrated Guide written by experts offers up-to-date descriptions and plans of over a hundred major and minor archaeological sites in mainland Greece, dating from the Neolithic to the early Christian eras. There is extensive background information on each site and on the general history and archaeology of Greece in this period.

Rome and Environs

An Archaeological Guide

Author: Filippo Coarelli

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282094

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 7885

This guide brings the work of one of the best known scholars of Roman archeology and art to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, it covers all of the city's ancient sites (including the Capitoline, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius), 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.--From publisher description.

Rome

A Living Portrait of an Ancient City

Author: Stephen L. Dyson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401010

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 6558

In doing so, he offers a dramatic picture of a complex and changing urban center that, despite its flaws, flourished for centuries.

Not Built in a Day

Exploring the Architecture of Rome

Author: George H. Sullivan

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786717491

Category: Architecture

Page: 391

View: 8210

An illustrated collection of twelve walking tours introduces travelers to some two hundred sites, offering insight into the historical and architectural significance of numerous piazzas, ruins, and other structures, in a reference that is complemented by informative essays. Original.

Ancient Rome

The Archaeology of the Eternal City

Author: J. C. Coulston,Hazel Dodge

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782975020

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6104

A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the volume is richly illustrated. Essential for all Roman scholars and students. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view ( Peter Wiseman ); Introduction ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ); Early and Archaic Rome ( Christopher Smith ); The city of Rome in the Middle Republic ( Tim Cornell ); The moral museum: Augustus and the image of Rome ( Susan Walker ); Armed and belted men: the soldiery in Imperial Rome ( Jon Coulston ); The construction industry in Imperial Rome ( Janet Delaine and G Aldrete ); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the food supply system ( David Mattingly ); `Greater than the pyramids': the water supply of ancient Rome ( Hazel Dodge ); Entertaining Rome ( Kathleen Coleman ); Living and dying in the city of Rome: houses and tombs ( John Patterson ); Religions of Rome ( Simon Price ); Rome in the Late Empire ( Neil Christie ); Archaeology and innovation ( Hugh Petter ); Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ).

The Ancient Roman City

Author: John E. Stambaugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801836923

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 6973

A synthesis of recent work in archaeology and social history, drawing on physical, literary, and documentary sources.

Rome

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192880031

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 4681

The largest archaeological site in the world, Rome includes such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Maps & diagrams.

Rome

An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192880031

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 8229

The largest archaeological site in the world, Rome includes such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Maps & diagrams.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

Author: Elise A. Friedland,Melanie Grunow Sobocinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266872

Category: Art

Page: 728

View: 6013

The study of Roman sculpture has been an essential part of the disciplines of Art History and Classics since the eighteenth century. Famous works like the Laoco?n, the Arch of Titus, and the colossal portrait of Constantine are familiar to millions. Again and again, scholars have returned to sculpture to answer questions about Roman art, society, and history. Indeed, the field of Roman sculptural studies encompasses not only the full chronological range of the Roman world but also its expansive geography, and a variety of artistic media, formats, sizes, and functions. Exciting new theories, methods, and approaches have transformed the specialized literature on the subject in recent decades. Rather than creating another chronological catalogue of representative examples from various periods, genres, and settings, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture synthesizes current best practices for studying this central medium of Roman art, situating it within the larger fields of Art History, Classical Archaeology, and Roman Studies. This comprehensive volume fills the gap between introductory textbooks and highly focused professional literature. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture conveniently presents new technical, scientific, literary, and theoretical approaches to the study of Roman sculpture in one reference volume while simultaneously complementing textbooks and other publications that present well-known works in the corpus. The contributors to this volume address metropolitan and provincial material from the early republican period through late antiquity in an engaging and fresh style. Authoritative, innovative, and up-to-date, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture will remain an invaluable resource for years to come.

The Holy Land

An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191528676

Category: Travel

Page: 576

View: 8016

Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land and including over 150 high quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs, this book provides the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archaeological heritage of the region. Fully updated with all the latest information, this new edition includes updates on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, including a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem and what may be the original Pool of Siloam.

Rome Alive: A Source-Guide to the Ancient City Volume II

Author: Peter J. Aicher

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165076

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 9622

Whether you're an armchair tourist, are visiting Rome for the first time, or are a veteran of the city's charms, travelers of all ages and stages will benefit from this fascinating guidebook to Rome's ancient city. Aicher's commentary orients the visitor to each site's ancient significance. Photographs, maps, and floorplans abound, all making this a one-of-a-kind guide. A separate volume of sources in Greek and Latin is available for scholars who want access to the original texts.

A History of Roman Art

Author: Steven L. Tuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444330268

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 5592

A History of Roman Art provides a wide–ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome′s first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up–to–date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome?s cultural inclusiveness and art?s important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at www.wiley.com/go/romanart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association′s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Author: Christer Bruun,Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0195336461

Category: Art

Page: 888

View: 4917

"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--

Rome

The Biography of a City

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140070788

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 723

A portrait, a history and a superb guide book - this beautifully written, informative study captures the seductive beauty and the many-layered past of the Eternal City. From its quasi-mythical origins, through the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty and corruption of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini's fascist Italy, Christopher Hibbert details the turbulent and dramatic history of this extraordinary place.

The Roman Forum

Author: David Watkin, David,David Watkin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063678

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 1351

One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. David Watkin sheds completely new light on the Forum, examining the roles of the ancient remains while revealing what exactly the standing structures embody - including the rarely studied medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, as well as the nearby monuments that have important histories of their own.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome

Author: Paul Erdkamp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896290

Category: History

Page: 625

View: 7834

Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.