Rome and Her Empire by Barry Cunliffe hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The Bodley Head, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables ; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;
From the cover: Written by a brilliant archaeologist, Rome And Her Empire is not only a visual feast, beautifully produced and illustrated with over 1000 photos and maps, but a uniquely fascinating account of one of the worlds greatest historical periods.
Barry Cunliffe brings us closer to an understanding and appreciation of this great city, empire and civilisation which continues to influence and fascinate us today. Rather than a blow-by-blow account of politico-military history, he gives us a gradually unfolding vision of people and places a world opening up, maintaining a delicately balanced existence for a short period, and finally fragmenting. rome and her empire captures the dynamic nature of this civilisation by alternating historical passages with analytical views of Roman life and is enlivened with quotations from contemporary Roman authors, such as Cicero, Seneca and Petronius, who seized the flavour and feeling of daily life.
Throughout, brilliant colour pictures by former Life magazine correspondent Brian Brake and other photographers offer startling views of Roman towns and monuments from the farthest corners of the empire. There are the rugged ruins of Hadrians Wall, miles of aqueduct from Zagouan in North Africa, mosaics from Portugal, whole cities in present-day Syria and Jordan, and little-known ruins from the Danube provinces, along with maps, charts, tables, portraits and reconstructions from the more familiar sites in Rome itself.
From views of the Romans baths and shops, their forums and temples, streets and slums and villas, odeons and amphitheatres, from their own accounts of their mores and tastes and feuds, from the historical record they left in stone, metal, paint, and a changed world map, the reader will acquire a memorable understanding in human terms of the splendour that was Rome.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with several short tears. Text complete, clean and tight.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
320 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¾”.
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