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Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome (Pocket Museum)

Virginia L. Campbell

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A comprehensive collection of exquisite artifacts, providing an overview of Roman civilization from the 8th century BCE to the fifth century CE

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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 objects are housed in museums all over the world. This book identifies nearly 200 of the most significant of these, describing them vividly to illuminate the cultural relevance of each in commemorating a great event or heralding the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the 5th 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.


'A diverse collection, ranging from bread to busts and from treasure to trumpets, offering an appealing window into an extraordinary culture'
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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 18.2 x 14.0 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 11 May 2017

ISBN: 9780500519592

Contents List

1. Early Italy and the ‘Age of the Kings’ (800–509 BCE) • 2. The Republic (509–27 BCE) 3. Early Empire (27 BCE–285 CE) • 4. Late Empire (285-476 CE)

About the Author

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.

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