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The Ancient Roman City

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To walk through Rome today is to find the past made present at nearly every corner. For John Stambaugh, this continuity of fabric, form, and function affords an extraordinary view of the ancient city, the experience of its inhabitants, and the Roman way of life. Exploring ancient Rome as both a physical and social environment, he has written the first extended survey of it ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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This has a touch of the sociology of 'Invisible Romans,' but it's much more oriented to the student of architecture and planning. The most intriguing contribution is not necessarily the dissection of the city of Rome, but the cities of Thamagudi, Ostia and Arelate. Congrats, Stambaugh. Loved it.
As I don't remember much of it at all, I have to assume that it was not a very fine textbook.
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