This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings: * general characteristics of form and structure * the ways in which they were built and decorated * the range of activities for which they were designed. This evidence is then used to discuss the social practices and domestic arrangements that characterised Romano-British elite society. Fully illustrated, this volume is the essential guide to how houses were built, used and understood in Roman Britain.Aristocratic houses in the Roman world were extravagantly decorated with marbles, mosaics and wall paintings. These schemes of decoration have received wide attention from both archaeologists and art historians, and their study offersanbsp;...
|Title||:||Roman House in Britain|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-05-13|