Gardens of the Roman Empire / edited by Wilhelmina F. Jashemski [and three others].
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxxvi, 617 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Feemster), 1910-2007
- In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their gardens to the experience of gardens as revealed in literature and art. Demonstrating the central role and value of gardens in Roman civilization, Jashemski and a distinguished, international team of contributors have created a landmark reference work that will serve as the foundation for future scholarship on this topic.
- 9781139033022 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jan 2018).
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