Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World (Paperback)
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Short Description for Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World Examines simple houses as well as mansions, estates and palatial buildings of the Roman world, dealing with such topics as house design, interiors, furnishings and gardens. Showing the similarity between Roman civilization and modern times, the book also describes social life in Roman towns.
- Published: 01 July 1998
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801859045 ISBN 10: 0801859042
- Sales rank: 732,827
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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.