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Rome: Day One by Andrea Carandini
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Rome: Day One

by Andrea Carandini

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Carandini's archaeological discoveries and controversial theories about ancient Rome have made international headlines in recent decades. This book presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus - a first king of Rome - who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC.… (more)

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Some very interesting details about the earliest days of Rome, but a rather disorganized book on the whole. The author has an agenda: demonstrating that the "traditional" account of the foundation of Rome is more reliable than usually accepted by scholars in the field. He makes a good argument but it all depends on how reliable his interpretation of the archaeological data is -- and he doesn't give much of the raw data, so it's hard to guess. ( )
  AnnaOok | Dec 6, 2012 |
The author has been the director of the escavations of the northern side of the Palatine Hill for thirty years, and in this book he condensed for "normal" people the results of his findings and his reconstruction of the "First day" of Rome.

In a nutshell, he affirms that the myth of the founding of Rome has many aspects that have been confirmed by archaeological findings. ( )
  Panairjdde | Jan 26, 2009 |
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