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The Roman villa in the Mediterranean basin : late republic to late antiquity

Author: Annalisa Marzano; Guy P R Métraux
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The expansion and proliferation of villas into the Mediterranean under Roman hegemony is the topic of this volume. In addition, the historical trajectory of the villa as a formula and phenomenon is outlined for different parts of the empire. Villas - extra-urban, suburban, or seaside country houses, many with productive estates or facilities contiguous or non-adjacent to them, others purely residential - were  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Marzano; Guy P R Métraux
ISBN: 9781107164314 1107164311
OCLC Number: 1056095161
Description: xxxv, 599 pages, 12 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations (certaines en couleur), carte ; 29 cm
Contents: The Roman villa in the Mediterranean : an overview / Annalisa Marzano and Guy P.R. Metraux --
The Roman villa. Definitions and variations / Ursula Rothe --
The villa of the mysteries at Pompeii and the ideals of Hellenistic hospitality / Andrew Wallace-Hadrill --
The building history and aesthetics of the "Villa of Poppaea" at Torre Annunziata : results from the Oplontis Project 2005-2014 / John R. Clarke --
Landscape at the "Villa of Poppaea" (Villa A) at Torre Annunziata / Mantha Zarmakoupi --
The villas of Stabiae / Thomas Noble Howe --
The Roman villa of Postiano / Adele Campanelli, Giovanni Di Maio, Riccardo Iaccarino, Maria Antonietta Iannelli, Luciana Jacobelli --
Maritime villas and the resources of the sea / Annalisa Marzano --
The "Villa of Augustus" at Somma Vesuviana / Masanori Aoyagi, Antonio De Simone, and Girolamo F. De Simone --
Villas in southern italy / Maurizio Gualtieri --
Villas in northern Italy / Gian Pietro Brogiolo and Alexandra Chavarria Arnau --
Roman villas in Sicily / Roger J.A. Wilson --
Villas in south and southwestern Gaul / Loic Buffat --
Villas in Hispania and Lusitania / Felix Teichner --
Roman villas in the Maltese Archipelago / Anthony Bonanno --
Villas in north Africa / Roger J.A. Wilson --
The Roman villa at Apollonia / Oren Tal and the late Israel Roll --
Houses of the wealthy in Roman Galilee / Zeev Weiss --
Villas in Greece and the islands / Maria Papaioannou --
Villas of the eastern Adriatic and Ionian coastlands / William Bowden --
Late antique villas : themes / Guy P.R. Metraux --
Aristocratic residences in late antique Hispania / Gisela Ripoll --
Christianization of villas / Kimberly Bowes --
Conviviality versus seclusion in Pliny's Tuscan and Laurentine villas / Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey --
The Villa Dei Papiri : Herculaneum and Malibu / Kenneth Lapatin.
Responsibility: edited by Annalisa Marzano, Guy P.R. Métraux.


A comprehensive treatment of Roman rural domestic architecture in a Mediterranean-wide context from early origins in Italy to the collapse of the Roman Empire. The book examines the technology and  Read more...


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'This is a major reference work, written by a stellar cast of contributors, and it deserves to take its place as the definitive study of Roman villas round the Mediterranean basin. It is also Read more...

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