By J. C. Coulston, Hazel Dodge
An important new publication at the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by way of an notable checklist of participants, are written to be as updated and worthy as attainable, detailing plenty of new examine. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a big examine bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the quantity is richly illustrated. crucial for all Roman students and scholars. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view (Peter Wiseman); advent (Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge); Early and Archaic Rome (Christopher Smith); town of Rome within the center Republic (Tim Cornell); the ethical museum: Augustus and a dead ringer for Rome (Susan Walker); Armed and belted males: the soldiery in Imperial Rome (Jon Coulston); the development in Imperial Rome (Janet Delaine and G Aldrete); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the foodstuff offer method (David Mattingly); `Greater than the pyramids': the water provide of historical Rome (Hazel Dodge); interesting Rome (Kathleen Coleman); dwelling and demise in the town of Rome: homes and tombs (John Patterson); Religions of Rome (Simon Price); Rome within the past due Empire (Neil Christie); Archaeology and innovation (Hugh Petter); Appendix: resources for the research of old Rome (Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge).
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What was determined by considerations of safety adapted to uncertain weather conditions and primitive vessels, also established the character of the first geographical descriptions in Greek. In these accounts of ‘a coasting voyage’ or ‘circumnavigation’ (periploi) early travellers described distant and strange peoples. Such earlier surveys were arranged according to coast lines and thus focused on the documentation of harbours, ports and islands. 15 The marks of a survey based on a periplous are apparent in Strabo’s Geography in the terminology and the method of description.
18, C 59). If this information is not derived from a personal visit, it is nevertheless based on the testimony of an eye-witness who came to the island shortly before Strabo wrote this passage, thus providing the geographer with an updated piece of information. 4, C 271). The detailed description of the volcano Aetna may be based on the sight perhaps revealed to Strabo from his ship passing through the Straits of Messina on its way to or from Puteoli. The highest parts of the mountain are grey and in winter they are shrouded in snow, and the lower parts are covered with forests and plantations.
62 As for other Greek islands, although there is no specific indication for Strabo’s presence in them, his references do not exclude at least the possibility of a remote view from his passing ship. 35, C 645). 11, C 655), that is, a description of a circumnavigation of the island. 19, C 657–8). 11, C 487). 13, C 488), but elaborates particularly on the description of Samos. On it there is a harbour city, a river and a temple to Poseidon. A temple to Hera functions ‘now’ as a library, containing dedicatory inscriptions and rooms full of ancient works of art.