A Companion to the City of Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

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9781405198196: A Companion to the City of Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series of original essays from top experts that offer an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current research on the development of the city of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600.

  • Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematic approach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensible reference work on ancient Rome
  • Includes several new developments on areas of research that are available in English for the first time
  • Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety of related fields
  • Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Rome on a wide variety of topics including Rome’s urban landscape, population, economy, civic life, and key events

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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.

About the Author:

Amanda Claridge is emeritus Professor of Roman Archaeology at Royal Holloway University of London. Her recent publications include Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (2010) and (with Ingo Herklotz) Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo: Classical manuscript illustrations (2012).

Claire Holleran is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. She is co-editor of the upcoming Demography and the Graeco-Roman World (with April Pudsey, 2011) and author of Shopping in Ancient Rome: the Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate (2012).

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