From the Book - Regular Print - Enhanced edition.
Introduction: Italy before the rise of Rome.
Part I: Monarchy and Republic. From village to world capital
Republican town planning and Pompeii
Republican domestic architecture and mural painting
From Marcellus to Caesar.
Part II: The early empire. The Augustan Principate
Preparing for the afterlife during the early empire
The Pax Augusta in the West
The Julio-Claudian dynasty
Civil war, the Flavians, and Nerva
Pompeii and Herculaneum in the first century CE.
Part III: The high empire. Trajan, optimus princeps
Ostia, port and mirror of Rome
Burying the dead during the high empire.
Part IV: The late empire. The Severan dynasty
Lepcis Magna and the eastern provinces
Constantine, emperor and Christian patron.