Introduction; 1. The creation of an urban culture; 2. Colonisation and the development of Roman urbanism; 3. City foundation, government and urbanism; 4. The reception of Roman urbanism in the West; 5. Town planning, competition and the aesthetics of urbanism; 6. Defining a new town: walls, streets and temples; 7. Assembling the city: forum and basilica; 8. Assembling the city: baths and urban life; 9. Assembling the city: theatres and sacred space; 10. Assembling the city: amphitheatres; 11. The Roman city in c.AD 250: an urban legacy of Empire?; Bibliography; Index.
A well-illustrated overview of the development of cities in the Western Roman provinces.
Ray Laurence is Reader in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on the history of ancient Rome, including Roman Pompeii: Space and Society, 2nd edition (2007), Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World: Rome (2008) and Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome (2009). Simon Esmonde-Cleary is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. His previous books include The Ending of Roman Britain (1989) and Rome in the Pyrenees: Lugdunum and the Convenae from the First Century BC to the Seventh Century AD (2007). Gareth Sears is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Late Roman African Urbanism (2007).
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