This ambitious book aims to convey what ancient Romans saw, thought, and felt as they experienced their city. Jenkyns focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on literary sources in his attempt to reconstruct how the Roman worldview of the late Republic and early Principate was shaped by the city of Rome itself, and vice versa. The built environment and public space are the principal points of emphasis, but the volume ranges widely over many other topics as well, including religious devotion, attitudes to the countryside, and Roman tourism.
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O'Sullivan, T.M. (2015). [Review of the book God, space, and city in the Roman imagination, by R. Jenkyns]. Journal of Roman Studies, 105, 420-421. doi:10.1017/S007543581500115X
Journal of Roman Studies