Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 464 pages
Capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the center of Christian Europe, the city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. Here, Amanda Claridge presents an indispensable guide to all significant monuments in Rome dating from 800 BC to 600 AD. Included are such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs.
Divided into twelve main archaeological areas in central Rome, and four in Greater Rome, this accessible guide provides a detailed overview of the sites, as well as historical reference tables listing archaeological periods, emperors, and principal surviving buildings. The introduction offers an assessment of Roman achievement along with its status as the capital of the Roman Empire, and explains Rome's survival as the world's most complex archaeological site.
What people are saying - Write a review
The Roman Forum
The Upper Via Sacra
Field of Mars Campus Martus
Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus
Other editions - View all
altar ancient Antoninus Antoninus Pius Appia apse arcades Arch architectural Augustus Aurelius Basilica Basilica Julia Baths Baths of Caracalla brick bronze building built C1 BC C2 BC Caelian Caesar Capitoline Capitoline hill Caracalla catacombs cella church Circus Circus Maximus colonnade columns Comune concrete Constantine Corinthian corner dating decorated Domitian early C2 east emperor entrance Esquiline excavations exhedra facade floor Forum Forum of Caesar fragments frieze front Greek Hadrian hall hill imperial inscription late C1 marble Marcus Marcus Aurelius Mausoleum Maxentius Maximus METRES monuments mosaic Museum Nero Numidian yellow original outer painted palace Palatine Palazzo panels Phrygian purple Piazza podium porch porphyry Porta Porticus precinct probably Quirinal hill rebuilt reconstructed Roman Roman Forum Rome Rome's roof sculpture Septimius Severus Severus shafts side staircase statue stone surviving Temple Tiber tomb Trajan travertine tufa Vatican Museums vaults Vespasian Villa wall