A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography, and the volume is richly illustrated. Useful reading for all Roman scholars and students.
Preface: a bird's eye view (Peter Wiseman); Introduction (Jon Couiston and Hazel Dodge); Early and Archaic Rome (Christopher Smith); The city of Rome in the middle Republic (Tim Cornell); The moral museum: Augustus and the Image of Rome (Susan Walker); Armed and belted men: soldlery in Imperial Rome (Jon Couiston); The construction industry in Imperial Rome (Janet Delaine); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the food supply system (David Mattingly); 'Greater than the pyramids': the water supply of Ancient Rome (Hazel Dodge); Entertaining Rome (Kathleen Coleman); Living and dying in the city of Rome: houses and tombs (John Patterson); Religions of Rome (Simon Price); Rome in the Late Empire (Neil Christie); Archaeology and innovation (Hugh Petter); Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome (Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge).