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Description - Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World by Alexander G. McKay

In Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World, Alexander G. McKay examines simple houses, mansions, estates, and palatial buildings, and he pays particular attention to accounts of ancient writers that deal with such topics as house design, interiors, furnishings, and gardens. Describing innovative high-rise apartments, her compact civic squares, large public buildings, temples, shopping centers, and commercial areas, he shows that Roman civilization was astonishingly similar to our own. He also discusses the conditions of life in the Roman provinces, where recent discoveries have shed fresh light on private and communal living. McKay has enhanced the text by the inclusion of over 150 illustrations of plans, sites, and reconstructions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801859045
ISBN-10: 0801859042
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alexander G. McKay

Alexander G. McKay is professor emeritus of classics at McMaster University.