City in the Roman West, C. 250 BC-C. AD 250

ISBN-10: 0521701406
ISBN-13: 9780521701402
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This is an up-to-date and well illustrated synthesis of what we know about the development of cities in the Western Roman provinces. It focuses on numerous examples for which there are archaeological remains, some, like Pompeii, well known and others less familiar, such as Bavay in France.

Ray Laurence is Professor of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many titles including Pompeii The Living City (with Alex Butterworth) which was awarded the Longman-History Today New Generation Prize 2006.

Simon Esmonde-Cleary is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. His previous books include The Ending of Roman Britain (1989) and Rome in the Pyrenees: Lugdunum and the Convenae from the First Century BC to the Seventh Century AD (2007).

Gareth Sears is a lecturer in Roman History at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research is focused on urbanism, city life and religious change. He is the author of Late Roman African Urbanism and co-author of the forthcoming The City in the Roman West.

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Preface
Introduction
The creation of an urban culture
Colonisation and the development of Roman urbanism
City foundation, government and urbanism
The reception of Roman urbanism in the West
Town planning, competition and the aesthetics of urbanism
Defining a new town: walls, streets and temples
Assembling the city 1: forum and basilica
Assembling the city 2: baths and urban life
Assembling the city 3: theatres and sacred space
Assembling the city 4: amphitheatres
The Roman city in c. AD 250: an urban legacy of empire?
Bibliography
Index

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