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Hellenic Studies Series 21

The Epic City

Urbanism, Utopia, and the Garden in Ancient Greece and Rome

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$18.95 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780674023741

Publication Date: 11/30/2007


5-1/2 x 9 inches

6 black and white line drawings; 12 halftones

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: An Afternoon Walk
  • Introduction: Seeds of Perfection
  • 1. Homer’s Eutoplis
  • 2. Greece and the Garden
  • 3. Rome and the Reinvention of Paradise
  • 4. Nostalgia and Virgil’s Pastoral Dream
  • Epilogue: The Medallions and Other Magic Gardens
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Ancient Authors and Works
  • General Index

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