- ISBN 9780500519592
- 18.20 x 14.00 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- First published 2017
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A comprehensive collection of exquisite artifacts, providing an overview of Roman civilization from the eighth century BCE to the fifth century CE
If all the portable artifacts of Ancient Rome were in a single location, the lives of students, historians, and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler. But the masterpieces are in museums all over the world.
This book identifies 200 of the most important of these works, and describes them vividly and informatively in ways that reveal how each is a key object in its own right – a creation that commemorates a great event or heralds the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the fifth century bce to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE, each object reveals an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.
Virginia L. Campbell is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. She is the author of The Tombs of Pompeii (Routledge, 2014), holds a PhD in Classics from the University of Reading and has taught at both Reading and St Andrews universities.