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Title: Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium
Author: Holloway, R Ross
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1996
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415143608
Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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The archaeology of early Rome has progressed rapidly and dramatically over the last century; most recently with the discovery of the shrine of Aeneas at Lavinium and the reports of the walls of the Romulan city discovered on the city slopes of the Palatine Hill.
The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium presents the most recent discoveries in Rome and its surroundings: princely tombs, inscriptions and patrician houses are included in a complete overview of the subject and the controversies surrounding it. This comprehensively illustrated study fills the need for an accessible English guide to these new discoveries, and in preparation, the author interviewed most of the leading figures in current research on the early periods of Rome.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1996
"In this abundantly illustrated volume, Ross Holloway draws a vivid picture of the vestiges of the past in the Eternal City and its neighborhood. ... an instructive guide through the earliest remainders of ancient Rome and Latium."--The Journal of Indo-European Studies
"... fills a gap in the English-language literature on early Rome in two important ways. First, it provides an overview of recent and ongoing excavations of sites and ... of new approaches to the archaeology of the area. Second, Holloway usefully presents the evidence in the context of major discoveries and controversies of the past century. ... a sound, fairly traditional evidence-based presentation of findings. The main text offers an invaluable summary of recent discoveries from temples, tombs, and houses, and from specific sites that have produced significant material culture in the past quarter century."--Choice
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; A brief outline of Roman History; A brief outline of Late Italian Prehistory; Building Stone in Early Rome
2. Tombs of the Forum and Esquiline
4. Huts and Houses
5. The Sant' Omobono Sanctuary
6. Archaic Remains below the "Lapis Niger": A rchaic Votive Deposits in Rome
8. Osteria dell' Osa
9. Castel di Decima: Acqua Acetosa, Laurentina; Ficana; Crustumerium
12. Praeneste: The Fibula Praenestina