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Publication Date: 2013
A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly understanding in recent decades in one easy-to-reference volume.
- Offers a cross-disciplinary approach to Roman architecture, spanning technology, history, art, politics, and archaeology
- Brings together contributions by leading scholars in architectural history
- An essential guide to recent scholarship, covering new archaeological discoveries, lesser known buildings, new technologies and space and construction
- Includes extensive, up-to-date bibliography and glossary of key Roman architectural terms
Roger B. Ulrich is Ralph Butterfield Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College, where he teaches Roman Archaeology and Latin and directs Dartmouth’s Rome Foreign Study Program in Italy. He is the author of The Roman Orator and the Sacred Stage: The Roman Templum Rostratum(1994) and Roman Woodworking (2007).
Caroline K. Quenemoen is Professor in the Practice and Director of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research at Rice University. Previously she taught courses in Greek and Roman art and archaeology at Rice. Her research focuses on Roman architecture, including articles on the House of Augustus.
"This comprehensive volume of almost 600 pages deserves praise. Its 25 chapters have a chronological as well as a thematic focus, and cover the broader Roman Empire as well as specific case studies." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1 March 2015)
"The Companion is an important study that opens up new avenues for discussion and consideration, challenges what is currently perceived to be the approved wisdom on Roman architecture and encourages a new approach to understanding the material culture of a society that remains evident and influential in our own." (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2014)
"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students." (Choice, 1 June 2013)
"The line-up of contributers is extremley impressive, with most chapters written by the very scolors whose names immediately sprang to my own mind on seeing their titles" (The Journal of Roman Studies, May 2016)