Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Roman Architecture and Urbanism
From the Origins to Late Antiquity

$315.00 (R)

Award Winner
  • Date Published: October 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521470711

$ 315.00 (R)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Since antiquity, Roman architecture and planning have inspired architects and designers. In this volume, Diane Favro and Fikret Yegül offer a comprehensive history and analysis of the Roman built environment, emphasizing design and planning aspects of buildings and streetscapes. They explore the dynamic evolution and dissemination of architectural ideas, showing how local influences and technologies were incorporated across the vast Roman territory. They also consider how Roman construction and engineering expertise, as well as logistical proficiency, contributed to the making of bold and exceptional spaces and forms. Based on decades of first-hand examinations of ancient sites throughout the Roman world, from Britain to Syria, the authors give close accounts of many sites no longer extant or accessible. Written in a lively and accessible manner, Roman Architecture and Urbanism affirms the enduring attractions of Roman buildings and environments and their relevance to a global view of architecture. It will appeal to readers interested in the classical world and the history of architecture and urban design, as well as wide range of academic fields. With 835 illustrations including numerous new plans and drawings as well as digital renderings.

    • Proposes a comprehensive examination of Roman architecture from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
    • Provides updated information about classical sites including numerous new plans and images; comprehensive in its scope and wealth
    • Values Roman construction and considers how technology and engineering contributes to the making of bold and exceptional spaces and architecture
    Read more


    • Winner, 2020 PROSE Award for Excellence

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521470711
    • length: 912 pages
    • dimensions: 313 x 233 x 60 mm
    • weight: 4.13kg
    • contains: 828 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Urban design and architecture in Rome and Italy during the Republic and the early empire
    2. Temple architecture of Republican Rome and Italy
    3. Technology of building
    4. Julio-Claudian architecture in Rome
    5. Residential architecture
    6. Imperial architecture in Rome from the Flavians through the Antonines
    7. Architecture and planning in Italy and the western provinces: from the Republic to the empire
    8. Architecture and planning in North Africa
    9. Greece under Roman rule
    10. Architecture and planning in Asia Minor
    11. The Roman Near East
    12. The late empire in Rome and the provinces: from the Severans to Constantine.

  • Resources for

    Roman Architecture and Urbanism

    Fikret Yegül, Diane Favro

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to instructors whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, instructors should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other instructors may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Instructors are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Authors

    Fikret Yegül, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Fikret Yegül is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Trained as an architect and architectural historian, he has extensive field experience in archaeology, notably as a long-term member of Harvard's Sardis Excavation. Yegül is completing a major publication on the Temple of Artemis. Among his other books is Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity (1996), which received the prestigious Alice Davies Hitchcock award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

    Diane Favro, University of California, Los Angeles
    Diane Favro is Professor Emerita, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles. Author of the influential book The Urban Image of Augustan Rome (1998), she has pioneered research applications of virtual reality digital reconstructions with Rome Reborn (1993), the Digital Roman Forum (2002), and Digital Karnak (2007). She was Director of the University of California, Los Angeles Experiential Technologies Center, President of the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery.


    • Winner, 2020 PROSE Award for Excellence

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.