Roman Domestic Buildings

BookRoman Domestic Buildings

Roman Domestic Buildings

Exeter Studies in History


October 1st, 1996





From the hovels of peasants to the palaces of monarchs, this book provides an architectural picture of Roman society through a study of domestic buildings.

IAN BARTON was until his retirement Head of Classics at University of Wales, Lampeter.

List of contributors Ian M. Barton (By (author)) Ian M. Barton (Contributions by) A.J. Brothers (Contributions by) David P. Davison (Contributions by) E.J. Owens (Contributions by) John Percival (Contributions by) Nicholas Purcell (Contributions by)

... Deals with topics that are important for any teacher of Latin or Classical Civilisation, while its scale and clarity of organization make it accessible to sixth-formers.

JACT Review, Summer

A book that can serve excellently as an introduction to the studies of Roman private houses, either for undergraduate students in archaeology or for general readers with an interest in ancient culture. The authors succeed in transmitting important information concerning the way of living in countryside and town, not only in Italy but also in the remote regions of the empire.

Mnemosyne, Vol. LII

". . . A useful starting place. Unfamiliar words are collected in a glossary, and notes to each chapter provide references to some of the more specialist works. An index of sites serves as a guide to finding discussion of them in the text and to their location on four maps. The text is amplified by black and white plates and a generous number of line drawings, the latter generally placed conveniently close to the discussion. A guide to further reading is also included . . ."

The Classical Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1

In format, price, and tone the book easily succeeds (like its forerunner companion, Roman Public Buildings) in divulging a great deal of information in accessible terms.

Greece and Rome, Vol. 44, No. 2

The rich variety of buildings across the Roman Empire is cleverly explored by the authors, the similarities and the differences being equally fascinating ... One fascinating element to emerge is the Romans' love of their gardens. How timeless seem some of the attempts to include garden space in densely populated urban areas.

British Archaeology

Author Information

Ian Barton was until his retirement Head of Classics at University of Wales, Lampeter.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
List of Illustrations
1. Commercial, Diplomatic and Scientific Travellers
2 Passionate Pilgrims
3. Audubon and Catlin: Artists of the American Wilderness
4. Herman Melville: Redburn
5. Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Consul
6. Social Observers
7. African American Campaigners, Abolition and Evangelism
8. Lecturers and Reformers
9. The American Civil War
10. Overviews of the City and Public Events
Further Reading