- Taschenbuch: 607 Seiten
- Verlag: University of California Press; Auflage: Updated ed. (10. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0520282094
- ISBN-13: 978-0520282094
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 3,5 x 22,9 cm
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Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. Mai 2014
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"I have often wished that there were an English version of Coarelli's marvelously thorough guide. This new translation is wonderful." - Helen Nagy, author of Votive Terracottas from the "Vignaccia", Cerveteri, in the Lowie Museum of Anthropology"
This superb guide at last brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and best known scholars of Roman archeology and art, to a wide, 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, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, 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; an appendix on building materials and techniques; and an extensive bibliography. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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If I could live my life over I would do it as an archaeologist!
Back in the '70s I had the opportunity to "dig" in Acre in Israel under the direction of Moshe Dothan. My discovery of a coin in a "Roman" gutter dated the site. Emperor Vespasian's visage leapt out at me as I gently wielded my brush.
The photos and maps in Coarelli's book have whet my appetite and furthered my knowledge about Rome in such a way that I almost cannot bear the wait until I catch my first glimpse of Rome and its Environs.
The chapters are set out per geographical area. For example, the first chapter covers the city walls, the next chapter the Capitoline, then the Forum, then the Palatine, etc.. I think approaching the archeology of the city this way is a marvellous stylistic device that walks us through the front gate first, so to speak, and guides us further into the archeology and history as we go. Further, 'itineraries' are set out, which gives a reader thinking about visiting Rome a good idea of how to go about touring the ancient parts.
Each chapter has a clear and concise map of the archeological area and/or monuments being treated by the narrative. I have scanned some of these and printed them on A3 size paper (because I'm obsessed...), so I can include my own notes about tribes, rituals, necropoli, shrines etc, with plenty of elbow room. The topographic map has been handy for that. The only thing I would add to the book would be a hydrographic map of early Rome, which would demonstrate how marshy and waterlogged a place it was until the wonderfully named Cloaca Maxima intervened. There is also an appendix which treats of the building methods and materials, and where the materials were sourced, which is a very interesting bonus.