Anthony Grafton: History in Ruins, 6 May 2021
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The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps by Jessica Maier.
Chicago, 199 pp., £25, October 2020, 978 0 226 59145 2Show More
“... all: there was no single dominant way of observing ancient ruins and portraying what remained. Jessica Maier’s The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps provides a rich complementary account. In Civilisation and Its Discontents, Freud, antiquarian of the mind and connoisseur of archaeology, argued that it would be impossible to trace the history ...”