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  1. General Reading 30 items
    Here is a list of books that you may wish to look at in order to prepare for your lectures and seminars next term (see course guide for a list of topics that we will cover). You may wish to buy one or two of the recommended introductory textbooks for ease of reference as most of them are on short/3 day laoan in the library.
    1. Recommended Introductory Textbooks 9 items
      1. Roman Archaeology for Historians - Ray Laurence 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      2. Roman Archaeology for Historians - Ray Laurence 2012

        Book Recommended

      3. Roman Art - Paul Zanker, Henry Heitmann-Gordon 2012

        Book Recommended

      4. Roman Art - Peter Stewart 2004

        Book Recommended

      5. The Social History of Roman Art - Peter Stewart 2008

        Book Recommended

      6. Art and Identity in the Roman World - Eve D'Ambra 1998

        Book Recommended

      7. Roman Art - Eve D'Ambra 1998

        Book Recommended

    2. Other Surveys of Roman Art 4 items
      1. Roman Art - Susan Walker 1991

        Book Recommended

      2. Roman Art - Donald Strong, Roger Ling 1988

        Book Recommended

      3. Classical Art: From Greece to Rome - Mary Beard, John Henderson 2001

        Book Recommended

    3. Architecture 2 items
      1. Roman Imperial Architecture - J. B. Ward-Perkins, Axel Boëthius 1981

        Book Recommended

    4. Housing and Interior Decoration 2 items
      1. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum - Andrew Wallace-Hadrill 1994

        Book Recommended

      2. Pompeii: Public and Private Life - Paul Zanker, Deborah Lucas Schneider 1998

        Book Recommended

    5. Sculpture 5 items
      1. Roman Sculpture - Diana E. E. Kleiner 1992

        Book Recommended

      2. Roman Portraits in Context - Jane Fejfer 2008

        Book Recommended

      3. Roman Portraits in Context - Jane Fejfer 2008 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

    6. Wall-painting 1 item
      1. Roman Painting - Roger Ling 1991

        Book Recommended

    7. Mosaics 2 items
      1. Mosaics of the Greek and Roman world - Katherine M. D. Dunbabin 1999

        Book Recommended

      2. Ancient Mosaics - Roger Ling 1998

        Book Recommended

    8. Pompeii and Herculaneum 1 item
      1. The Complete Pompeii - Joanne Berry 2007

        Book Recommended

    9. Rome 2 items
      1. Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City - J. C. Coulston, Hazel Dodge 2000

        Book Recommended

      2. Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City - J. C. Coulston, Hazel Dodge 2000 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

    10. Provinces 1 item
      1. Roman Imperialism and Provincial Art - Sarah Scott, Jane Webster 2003

        Book Recommended

    11. Art Reviews 1 item
  2. Weekly Reading 114 items
    1. Lecture 2: Building Imperialism 8 items
      1. Assigned Reading 6 items
        Read at least TWO of the following:
        1. Public Monuments - P. Stewart 2004

          Chapter Essential

        2. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide - Amanda Claridge 1998

          Book Essential Read pages 9-14, 60-64, 174-192 and look up ‘Augustus’ in the index (p. 440)

        3. The City and Urban Space - Eve D’Ambra 1998

          Chapter Essential

      2. General Books on Architecture 2 items
    2. Lecture 3: Urban Planning 8 items
      1. Required Reading 5 items
        Please read at least TWO of the following:
        1. The Architecture of the Roman Empire - Volume 2: An Urban Appraisal - William L. MacDonald 1986

          Book Essential Read pages 5-31.

        2. Do Theories of the Ancient City Matter - C. R. Whittaker 1996

          Chapter Essential

        3. The Theory and Practice of Building Towns - John Stambaugh 1988

          Chapter Essential

        4. Roman Domestic Buildings - I. M. Barton 1994

          Book Essential Read chapters 1 and 2.

      2. Further Reading 3 items
        1. Were Cities Built as Images? - Peter Carl, Barry Kemp, Ray Laurence, Robin Coningham 2000

          Article Further

        2. Roman Imperial Architecture - J. B. Ward-Perkins, Axel Boëthius 1981

          Book Further

    3. Lecture 5: Urban Case Studies (2) 10 items
      You should aim to read something about each of the three case studies: - Lepcis Magna (Libya) - Palmyra (Syria) - Silchester (UK) To do this, you can read some of the material listed below or you could use the indexes in these general books:
      1. Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire - Warwick Ball 2000 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      2. Roman Syria and the Near East - Kevin Butcher 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337 - Fergus Millar 1993

        Book Recommended

      4. The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337 - Fergus Millar 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Roman Imperial Architecture - J. B. Ward-Perkins, Axel Boëthius 1981

        Book Recommended

      6. You can also use the links provided on Moodle.

    4. Lepcis Magna 5 items
      1. Septimius Severus: The African Emperor - Anthony Birley 1971

        Book Further

      2. The Severan buildings of Lepcis Magna: an architectural survey - J. B. Ward-Perkins, Philip Kenrick 1993

        Book Further

    5. Palmyra 8 items
      1. Palmyra - Iain Browning 1979

        Book Further

      2. The Art of Palmyra - Malcolm Andrew Richard Colledge 1976

        Book Further

      3. Caravan Cities - Mikhail Ivanovich Rostovtzeff 1932

        Book Further

    6. Silchester 5 items
      1. Silchester: The Roman Town of Calleva - George C. Boon 1974

        Book Further

      2. Silchester and the Study of Romano-British Urbanism - Michael Fulford, John R. L. Allen 2012

        Book Further

      3. Life and Labour in Late Roman Silchester: Excavations in Insula IX Since 1997 - Michael Fulford, Amanda Clarke, Hella Eckardt, D. Allen 2006

        Book Further

    7. Lecture 7: The Art of the Provinces 27 items
      1. Required Reading 10 items
        Read at least TWO of the following:
        1. Art, Romanisation, and Competence - C. Johns 2003

          Chapter Essential

        2. Art as Negotiation - J. Webster 2003

          Chapter Essential

        3. Roman Syria and the Near East - K. Butcher 2003

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 17 items
        1. General 1 item
        2. Palmyra 3 items
          1. Les Sculptures Funéraires de Palmyre - Anna Sadurska, A Sadurska 1994

            Book Further

          2. The Art of Palmyra - Malcolm Andrew Richard Colledge 1976

            Book Further Now some what out of date- but gives a useful overview.

        3. Egypt 3 items
        4. Turkey and the Greek East 1 item
          1. Roman Portrait Statuary From Aphrodisias - R. R. R. Smith 2006

            Book Further

        5. Britain 9 items
          1. The Art of Roman Britain - Martin Henig 1995

            Book Further

          2. The Art of Roman Britain - Martin Henig 1995 (electronic book)

            Book Further

          3. Art in Roman Britain - J. M. C. Toynbee 1963

            Book Further

          4. Art and Society in Roman Britain - Jennifer Laing 1997

            Book Further

          5. Wall-Painting in Roman Britain - Norman Davey, Roger Ling 1982

            Book Further

    8. Lecture 9: Urban Living Conditions 20 items
      1. Required readings 7 items
        Please read at least TWO of the following:
        1. City Baths of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Ostrow A. Koloski 2007

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 13 items
        1. Roman Aqueducts & Water Supply - A. Trevor Hodge 1992

          Book Further Read especially chapters 3, 9 and 12, but do cast an eye over the others.

        2. Handbook of Ancient Water Technology - Örjan Wikander 2000

          Book Further Several chapters of use.

        3. Bathing in Public in the Roman World - Garrett G. Fagan 1999

          Book Further

        4. Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History - Gemma C. M. Jansen, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Eric M. Moormann 2011

          Book Further

        5. Bathing in the Roman world - Fikret K. Yegül 2010

          Book Further

        6. Intestinal Parasites From the 2nd–5th Century AD Latrine in the Roman Baths at Sagalassos (Turkey) - Faith S. Williams, Theo Arnold-Foster, Hui-Yuan Yeh, Marissa L. Ledger 2017

          Article Further

    9. Lecture 10: Religion 23 items
      1. Required readings 6 items
        Please read at least TWO of the following:
        1. A Companion to Roman Religion - Jörg Rüpke 2007

          Book Essential Lots of good stuff here – you could, for example, look at the chapters by Rüpke, Ando, Kaizer or Gordon.

        2. A Companion to Roman Religion - Jörg Rüpke 2011

          Book Essential Lots of good stuff here – you could, for example, look at the chapters by Rüpke, Ando, Kaizer or Gordon.

        3. Religion in the Roman Period - A. Small 2007

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 17 items
        1. General 2 items
          1. Religions of Rome: Vol. 1: A History - Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price 1998

            Book Further

          2. Religions of Rome: Vol. 2: A Sourcebook - Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price 1998

            Book Further

        2. Rome and Italy 3 items
          1. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide - Amanda Claridge, Judith Toms, Tony Cubberley 2010

            Book Further

          2. Dating the Pantheon - Lise M. Hetland 2007

            Article Further

          3. The Social History of Roman Art - Peter Stewart 2008

            Book Further pp. 130-142.

        3. Western provinces
 5 items
          1. Religion in Roman Britain - Martin Henig 1984

            Book Further

          2. Religion in Roman Britain - Martin Henig 1984 (electronic book)

            Book Further

          3. Religion - Joanna Bird 2011

            Chapter Further

        4. North Africa 1 item
        5. Eastern provinces 3 items
          1. The Complete Greek Temples - Antony Spawforth 2006

            Book Recommended Includes Asia Minor.

          2. Baalbek - Friedrich Ragette 1980

            Book Further

          3. Palmyra - Iain Browning 1979

            Book Further

        6. Mystery Cults 3 items
          1. The Cults of the Roman Empire - Robert Turcan 1996

            Book Further

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