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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City - Two-volume slipcased set
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Andrea Carandini
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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City - Two-volume slipcased set

Andrea Carandini


Princeton University Pres

Geographical reference;
Classical history & classical civilisation


1248 pages

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The Atlas of Ancient Rome provides a comprehensive archaeological survey of the city of Rome from prehistory to the medieval period. Lavishly illustrated throughout with full-colour maps, drawings and photos, and 3D reconstructions, this magnificent two-volume slipcased edition is destined to become the standard reference for scholars, students, and anyone interested in Rome and its history and art.
The Atlas of Ancient Rome is monumental in scope. It examines the city's topography and political-administrative divisions, trade and economic production, and social landscape and infrastructure--from residential neighbourhoods and gardens to walls, roads, aqueducts, and sewers. It describes the fourteen regions of Rome and the urban history of each one in unprecedented detail, and includes profiles and reconstructions of major monuments and works of art.

This is the only atlas of the ancient city to incorporate the most current archaeological findings and the latest mapping technologies. In addition, the book is organised thematically and topographically rather than alphabetically--providing readers with a topographic perspective on the city as a whole rather than a series of discrete essays--and also includes invaluable material on late antique and early medieval Rome.
Authoritative and easy to use, The Atlas of Ancient Rome is the definitive illustrated reference book on the urban history of this legendary city from its origin to the sixth century.
  • Features a wealth of maps, illustrations, and 3D reconstructions
  • Covers Rome's topography, economy, urban infrastructure, and more
  • Includes profiles of major monuments and works of art
  • Draws on the latest archaeological findings and mapping technologies
  • A decade in the making by a team of leading experts   

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Edited by:   Andrea Carandini
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 273mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   4.593kg
ISBN:   9780691163475
ISBN 10:   0691163472
Pages:   1248
Publication Date:   June 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Andrea Carandini is professor emeritus of archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome. He has supervised some of the most important archaeological excavations in Rome and was instrumental in the discovery of the ancient Palatine Wall and the earliest phase of the Sanctuary of Vesta. He is president of the Italian National Trust. His many books include Rome: Day One (Princeton).

Magnificent . . . an impressive monument of historical outreach. --T. P. Wiseman, Journal of Roman Studies An original and remarkably complete portrait . . . give[s] a marvellous picture of the evolution, complexity, and decline of the ancient city. --James E. Packer, Journal of Roman Archaeology

  • Commended for 2018 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association 2018
  • Long-listed for San Francisco Chronicle 's 2017 Holiday Books Gift Guide 2017
  • Short-listed for CHOICE 's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2017 2017
  • Short-listed for Blackwell's Best of Non-Fiction 2017 2017
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