Rome and Environsæological Guide

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Author  Filippo Coarelli
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   March 12, 2008
ISBN  0520079604
Pages  575

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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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