Rome is not one city but many, each with its own history unfolding from a different center. Beginning with the very shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, this book conjures all these cities, past and present, conducting the reader through time and space to the complex and shifting realities--architectural, historical, political, and social--that constitute Rome.

Rome from the Ground Up 2006, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674022638

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Rome from the Ground Up 2005, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674019119