Roman Cities

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1983 - History - 355 pages
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Roman Cities combines G. Michael Woloch's translation of Les villes romaines, Pierre Grimal's noted French work on Roman city planning, archeology, and urban history, with Woloch's additional notes and descriptions of the cities mentioned by Grimal, as well as other important Roman cities. The book provides a brief history and description of more than a hundred Roman cities, an extensive master bibliography, and a comprehensive glossary. Roman Cities will interest both scholars and students of Roman history and archeology, city planning, urban geography, and the social sciences. The glossary and bibliography make the book of value to specialists pursuing a particular topic and to students, history buffs, and amateur archaeologists seeking to broaden their understanding of the Roman city planning methods that are such an integral part of our modern urban heritage.

Roman Cities provides the first comprehensive study in English of major Roman cities, including an excellent coverage of the Roman legacy which was transmitted to medieval and modern trends in architecture and urban planning..
 

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Contents

The General Principles of Roman City
10
Plan of Timgad
13
Plan of Ancient Capua
17
PlanofPriene
23
Plan of Pompeii
25
Schematic Map of the Ruins of Ostia
26
The Urban Development of Ancient
28
Plan of Ancient Rome
31
Plan of the DemiAmphitheater of Sanxay
67
The Forum Baths at Pompeii
69
The Large North Baths at Timgad
71
The Pont du Gard
75
Cherchell Plan of the South Gate
81
The Arch at Orange
82
Some Important Cities
83
Forum of the Severi
85

Plan of the Roman Forum
35
Plan of the Imperial Fora in Rome
39
Typical Urban Structures
40
Plan of the Forum at Timgad
42
A The Forum at Arles
44
B The Forum of SaintBertranddeComminges
45
Plan of the Forum at Pompeii
47
Plan of the Old Forum at Lepcis Magna
49
Plan of Lepcis Magna
53
The Tour de Vesone at Perigueux
56
The Theater of Dougga
59
The Scena of the Theater at Sabratha
60
The Theater of Marcellus at Rome
62
Cross Section restored of the Colosseum
65
Plan of Lugdunum
88
Private House at Silchester
91
Editors Notes on Les villes romaines
97
A Descriptive Catalogue of Roman Cities
111
PlanofAosta
118
Reconstruction of the Temple of Janus at Autun
127
Plan of the District of Cosa
148
Plan of Turin
276
Legions in Britannia
296
Bibliographies
303
Glossary
329
Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus at Rome
333
B The Arcade Order
346
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About the author (1983)

Pierre Grimal (1912 1996) was a French historian and classicist and professor of Roman civilization at the Sorbonne. His many publications include, Churches of Rome and Ciceron. G. Michael Woloch is professor emeritus of classics at McGill University. He is the author of many scholarly articles and reviews about ancient Greece and Rome and is the author of Roman Citizenship and the Athenian Elite, A.D. 96-161: Two Prosopographical Catalogues.

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