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Ancient Rome By O.F. Robinson

Ancient Rome
by O.F. Robinson

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Traces the development of the public works, services and specialized law that was needed to maintain and run Ancient Rome. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical research.
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Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration by O.F. Robinson

Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.

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Ancient Rome Reviews


"[Robinson] convincingly concludes that the policies of Roman local government aimed at maintaining social stability, and we finish the book with renewed awe for the thorough Roman practicality promoting this stability and Rome's other achievements."
-"The Classical Outlook
"This extremely useful book appears to be equally well suited for the generalist reader with an appetite for concise information and as a textbook for courses concerned with Roman Administration. The text is easily readable and lavishly annotated, with indices and a handy fold-out map of Imperial Rome."
-"Classical World

Table of Contents


Introduction: Limitations of Space and Time 1. The Physical City 2. Town Planning: The Long View Chapter 3. Building Controls 4. Public Buildings and Public Works 5. Streets and Thoroughfares 6. The Tiber 7. Water and Fire 8. Public Health and Safety 9. Control of Services 10. Feeding the City 11. Shows and Spectacles 12. The Forces of Law and Order 13. Public Order 14. Loose Ends Bibliography

Additional information

GOR003638961
Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration by O.F. Robinson
O.F. Robinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-09-01
272
0415106184
9780415106184
N/A
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