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Exhibition catalogue

Rome: City and Empire

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See all the British Museum objects on show in Rome: City and Empire, numbering more than 200. These beautiful and engaging objects tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire.

From the tiny and personal, to grand commemorations of military power, they help reveal how the empire was won and held, and celebrate the rich diversity of its peoples.

Includes an exclusive chapter about the influence of Ancient Rome on contemporary Australia.

Publication details

ISBN 978 1 921953 33 0 (soft cover),  978 1 921953 36 1 (hard cover)
242 pages, 235 x 285 mm portrait, full colour
National Museum of Australia Press, 2018

Front cover: Portrait head thought to be of Messalina, 1805,0703.98, © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved

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