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The Roman Forum

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$17.00 • £13.95 • €15.50

ISBN 9780674066304

Publication Date: 11/12/2012


288 pages

25 halftones

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  • Map
  • Note on the Text
  • Introduction
  • 1. Life in the Forum in Antiquity
  • 2. Visiting the Ancient Buildings with Piranesi
  • 3. What Piranesi Does Not Show
  • 4. Churches in the Forum
  • 5. From the Renaissance to the Grand Tour
  • 6. From Byron to King Victor Emmanuel
  • 7. From Mussolini and Hitler to Holes in the Ground
  • Making a Visit?
  • Further Reading
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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