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Publisher Comments:

Stephen L. Dyson has spent a lifetime studying and teaching the history of ancient Rome. That unparalleled knowledge is reflected in his magisterial overview of the Eternal City.

Rather than look only at the physical development of the city — its buildings, monuments, and urban spaces — Dyson also explores its social, economic, and cultural histories. This unique approach situates Rome against a background of comparative urban history and theory, allowing Dyson to examine the dynamic society that once thrived there. In his personal effort to reconstruct the city, Dyson populates its streets with the hurried politicians, hawking vendors, and animated students that once lived, worked, and studied there, bringing the ancient city to life for a new generation of students and tourists.

Dyson follows Rome as it developed between the third century BC and the fourth century AD, dividing the great megalopolis into distinct neighborhoods and locales. He shows how these communities, each with its own unique customs and colorful inhabitants, eventually grew into the great imperial capital of the Italian Empire.

Dyson integrates the full range of sources available — literary, artistic, epigraphic, and archaeological — to create a comprehensive history of the monumental city. In doing so, he offers a dramatic picture of a complex and changing urban center that, despite its flaws, flourished for centuries.

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For students and general readers, Dyson (classics, U. at Buffalo) presents a historical overview of ancient Rome, the physical development of its buildings, the history of monuments, and the changing nature of urban spaces, as well as the social, economic, and cultural history to illustrate a "living" city, from its emergence as an imperial capital in the fourth-third centuries BC to the fourth century AD and after the transfer of the capital to Constantinople. He describes the various neighborhoods and locales of the city, their people, and the supply, construction, and industrial and craft production issues. As the book is an introductory overview, he does not provide detailed discussion of individual sites and remains. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801892547
Author:
Dyson, Stephen L.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Rome (Italy) Civilization.
Subject:
Archaeology and history -- Italy -- Rome.
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
Ancient Society & History
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
467
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x1.20 in. 1.40 lbs.

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