Download e-book for kindle: Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic by John R. Patterson

By John R. Patterson

ISBN-10: 0198140886

ISBN-13: 9780198140887

the 1st centuries advert are conventionally considered the "golden age" of the Roman Empire, but Italy during this interval has usually been obvious as being in a country of decline or even trouble. This ebook investigates the relationships among urban and geographical region in Italy within the early Empire, utilizing proof from literary texts and inscriptions, and the wealth of information derived from archaeological box surveys over contemporary years. taking a look at person cities and areas in addition to on the broader photograph, and stressing the range of events throughout Italy, John R. Patterson examines how altering styles of creating and benefaction within the towns have been concerning advancements within the state, and underlines the resourcefulness of the towns, either huge and small, in trying to hold and advance their civic traditions.

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