Roman Public Buildings
By Edited by Ian M. Barton
Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History
Roman Public Buildings was first published in the Exeter Studies in History series in 1989. It examines the development of Roman architecture and the significance of different types of buildings for the political, social and economic history of the period. A glossary of technical terms is included.
“Rich in examples, packed with information and adequately illustrated, this slim volume should be appreciated by students as well as by teachers.” (The Classical World) "Here is a concise and useful book covering all aspects of Roman public buildings . . . I found myself enthralled by the articles on buildings for entertainment and aqueducts. Both are fascinating in detail and range and particularly lucidly written. Its clear layout and comprehensive indexing make it a useful handbook for anyone and I was particularly impressed with the glossary which deals well with obscure detail but does not by-pass the apparently obvious. Figures and plates are well selected and clear and all the sites described are illustrated."
IAN BARTON was until his retirement Head of Classics at University of Wales, Lampeter.