This abridged edition of the magesterial three-volume The Forum of Trajan in Rome makes this definitive study of the acknowledged showplace of Imperial Rome available to a wider audience. Published without the scholarly apparatus of the original edition, the paperback version nonetheless presents a complete history of the Forum, its construction, use in antiquity, destruction and later fortunes. Packer's comprehensive examination also summarises the archaeological investigations of the site and reviews the nine major restoration studies of the Basilica Ulpia undertaken by scholars of the last 176 years, focusing on the architecture of the Forum. Beautifully and extensively illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs, this book will be an authoritative guide to the site.
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