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A Companion to the City of Rome
Claridge
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9819-6
Hardcover
656 pages
September 2018, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the City of Rome provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current research on the development of the city of Rome from its legendary foundations as a settlement on the banks of the Tiber up until circa AD 600. Featuring original contributions from a wide range of top scholars at the forefront of new developments in their respective fields; essays integrate the latest archaeological, topographical, and historical evidence to address all aspects of the physical structure of the city and lives of its inhabitants. After an overview of source materials, readings explore such issues as Rome’s urban landscape and fabric, its evolving population, the experiences of living and dying in the city, issues relating to the local economy, civic life, and the staging of local Roman triumphs. A final series of essays examine the evolving reception of ancient Rome from antiquity through to the present day. A Companion to the City of Rome represents an indispensible resource for anyone interested in the history of one of the most important cities of the ancient world.

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