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When Demigods Walked the Earth

T.P. Wiseman: Roman Myth, Roman History, 18 October 2007

Caesar’s Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History 
by Denis Feeney.
California, 372 pp., £18.95, June 2007, 978 0 520 25119 9
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... und Homer (2001), Christopher Gidlow’s The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend (2004), or Andrea Carandini’s Archeologia del mito (2002) and Remo e Romolo (2006). Carandini is the leading archaeologist of early Rome; it was he who excavated the Palatine walls in 1988, and announced to the world that his ...

Where Romulus Stood

Michael Kulikowski: Roman Town-Planning, 16 November 2017

The Shape of the Roman Order: The Republic and Its Spaces 
by Daniel J. Gargola.
North Carolina, 320 pp., £47.95, March 2017, 978 1 4696 3182 0
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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City 
edited by Andrea Carandini, translated by Andrew Campbell Halavais.
Princeton, 1280 pp., £148.95, February 2017, 978 0 691 16347 5
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... exploration and excavation. The magnificent result was the Atlante di Roma Antica, edited by Andrea Carandini and now translated into English. It did the seemingly impossible, and put between its covers the whole panorama of the ancient city: the stuff anyone can see; the mysteries hidden in private cellars, or destroyed in public works but logged ...

Qui êtes-vous, Sir Moses?

C.R. Whittaker, 6 March 1986

Ancient History: Evidence and Models 
by M.I. Finley.
Chatto, 131 pp., £12.95, September 1985, 0 7011 3003 2
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... tradition of scholarship, which includes running a special section on ancient history under Andrea Giardina, as well as liberally sponsoring a remarkable series of seminars. No doubt one reason for the central role of ancient history, or more properly of Roman history, is that it fits easily into the powerfully nationalistic character of Italian ...

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