Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome


A comprehensive collection of exquisite artifacts, providing an overview of Roman civilization from the eighth century bce to the fifth century ce.

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Virginia L. Campbell


If all the portable artifacts of Ancient Rome were in a single location, the lives of students, historians and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler – but the objects are housed in museums all over the world. This book identifies nearly 200 of the most significant of these, describing them vividly to illuminate the cultural relevance of each in commemorating a great event or heralding the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the 5th century BCE to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE, each object reveals an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.

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Weight 710 g
Dimensions 14.8 x 18.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2017
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.8 x 18.2 cm
Weight 710 g


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Virginia L. Campbell is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. She is the author of The Tombs of Pompeii (Routledge, 2014), holds a PhD in Classics from the University of Reading and has taught at both Reading and St Andrews universities.