on March 19, 2015
An outstanding guide to a highly complex subject. Readable, up to date, often funny, excellent explanation of the history of individual sites.
The centuries after the 5th CE are discussed, something which is new to me at least. The illustrations are sometimes hard to understand, but that is often a problem with Kindle.
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on February 18, 2012
I had to buy this textbook for a class, but would never suggest buying it otherwise. The background information on Roman monuments was interesting, but the text was so poorly written (many spelling errors and, stylistically, painful to read). It is also huge and heavy. A good encyclopedia-type text, but not something you want to lug around Rome while sightseeing....