The Roman street : urban life and society in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Rome

"Every day Roman urbanites took to the street for myriad tasks, from hawking vegetables and worshipping local deities to simply loitering and socializing. Hartnett takes readers into this thicket of activity as he repopulates Roman streets with their full range of sensations, participants, and...

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Main Author: Hartnett, Jeremy.
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
New York, NY : 2017.
Physical Description: xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents/pieces: 1 records
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Repopulating the Street
  • 1. Street forms, street movements
  • 2. Life in the street
  • 3. The street's social environment
  • Part II. The Street and its Architectural Border
  • 4. Sidewalks under siege : houses, owners, and urban context
  • 5. House facades and the architectural language of self-presentation
  • 6. The in and the out : streetside benches and urban society
  • Part III. The Street in Microcosm
  • 7. On the edge of the civic : a Herculaneum street
  • 8. A contentious commercial street in Pompeii
  • Epilogue.