University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: David West Reynolds

The Lost Architecture of Ancient Rome

Insights from the Severan Plan and the Regionary Catalogues

By: David West Reynolds

Much of the urban fabric of ancient Rome is lost to us. The famous monuments offer a powerful testament to the grandeur of the imper­ial capital, and Rome’s surviving architectural legacy is rich indeed. However, it was in dwellings, shops, work­rooms, and other minor structures that most of the pop­ulation spent most of their lives. […]