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The Roman world : people and places

Author: Nigel Rodgers; Hazel Dodge
Publisher: London : Lorenz, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The architecture of ancient Rome.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Rodgers; Hazel Dodge
ISBN: 0754815358 9780754815358
OCLC Number: 57431331
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Rome's Enduring Legacy --
Part 1. Rome: The First World City --
Chapter I. Building the City of Rome --
Building Early Rome: 753-200BC --
The Later Republic: 200-31BC --
Augustus and his Heirs: 30BC-AD53 --
Nero and the Flavians: AD54-96 --
Trajan and Hadrian: AD98-138 --
Rome in the Later Empire: AD138-312 --
Rome --
The Christian City: AD312-609 --
Chapter II. Building Techniques and Styles --
Building Materials --
Vaults, Arches, Domes --
Building Practices and Techniques --
Architectural Styles and Language --
Chapter III. Public Buildings --
The Forum Romanum --
The Imperial Forum --
Rome's Basilicas and the Senate House --
Temples: The Republic and the Early Principate --
Temples: The Pantheon and After --
Building the Theatres --
Amphitheatres and the Colosseum --
Aqueducts and Sewers --
Imperial Baths --
Circuses --
Triumphal Arches --
Triumphal Columns --
Churches --
Chapter IV. Imperial Palaces --
The Palaces of Augustus and his Heirs --
Nero's Golden Palace --
The Palatine: Palace of the Emperors --
Chapter V. Housing for Rich and Poor --
The Domus: Houses of the Rich --
Insulae: The First Apartment Blocks --
Tiberius' Villa at Capri --
Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli --
Villas of the Rich in Italy --
Villas of the Empire: Piazza Armerina --
Diocletian's Palace at Split --
Villas of the Empire: British Villas --
Chapter VI. Cities of the Empire --
Pompeii and Herculaneum --
Ostia and Portus --
Contrasting Cities: Carthage and Timgad --
Lepcis Magna: An Emperor's Birthplace --
Athens: A Glorious Past --
Trier: The Rome of the North --
Ephesus: Wonder of the World --
Vanished Cities of the East --
Nimes and Arles: Cities of Roman Gaul --
Romano-British Cities --
Part 2. Roman Arts and Society --
Chapter VII. Literature --
The First Roman Writers --
Augustus' Poets Laureate --
Catullus and the Elegiac Poets --
Ovid and Later Silver Age Poets --
Great Prose Writers --
Novelists and Satirists --
Late Roman Writers --
Literature and Literacy --
Chapter VIII. The Arts --
The Etruscans and the Early Republic --
Art in the Later Republic: 211-31BC --
Augustus and the Classical Revival: 31BC-AD64 --
The Roman Zenith: AD64-117 --
Hadrian and the Greek Revival: AD117-285 --
Art of the Later Empire: AD285-535 --
Furniture --
Chapter IX. Religion and Mythology --
The Capitoline Gods --
Venus, Vulcan and Other Gods --
Emperor Worship and the Goddess Roma --
Bacchus and Cybele --
New Gods from the East --
Cult of the Sun --
Christianity: Tribulation to Triumph --
Chapter X. Sport and Games --
Gladiatorial Combats --
The Great Games --
Wild Beast Games --
At the Circus: Chariot Races --
At the Theatre: Farce, Mime and Pantomime --
Games and Exercises --
Chapter XI. Science, Technology and the Economy --
Strabo and Graeco-Roman Geography --
Astronomy --
Water Mills --
Steam Engines --
Medical Principles and Practice --
Perils of Urban Life: Plagues, Flood and Fire --
Trade, Ships and Navigation --
Passages to India --
Farming --
Chapter XII. People of Rome --
Marriage, Divorce and the Power of the Father --
Roman Women --
Children: Education and Upbringing --
Slaves and Freedmen --
Aspects of Slavery --
Business and Commerce --
Leisure and Holidays --
Dinner Parties --
Food for Rich and Poor --
Wine and Vineyards --
Rome the Great Consumer --
Tunics and Togas --
Hairstyles and Cosmetics --
Erotic Love --
Funerals and the Afterlife.
Responsibility: Nigel Rodgers and Hazel Dodge.

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The architecture of ancient Rome.

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