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A Study of the Topography and Municipal History of Praeneste   By: (1874-1942)

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A Study of the Topography and Municipal History of Praeneste by Ralph Van Deman Magoffin is an exceptional piece of scholarly work that delves deep into the rich history and remarkable topography of the ancient city of Praeneste. The author's extensive research and meticulous attention to detail are evident throughout the book, making it a must-read for both history enthusiasts and academics.

Magoffin's book serves as an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of Praeneste, showcasing the author's expertise in classical archaeology and his unwavering passion for the subject matter. One of the notable strengths of this work is the author's ability to effortlessly blend historical accounts with topographical details, creating a vivid picture of the city's evolution over time.

The book is divided into well-structured chapters, each covering a distinct aspect of Praeneste's history and topography. From the city's foundation in pre-Roman times to its rise as a thriving Roman municipality, Magoffin leaves no stone unturned. His immersion in primary sources and the analysis of various archaeological discoveries create a captivating narrative that sheds light on both the grandeur and ordinary daily life of ancient Praeneste.

What sets this book apart is the author's inclusion of detailed maps, charts, and photographs, allowing readers to visualize the city's layout and better understand its historical significance. These visual aids greatly enhance the reading experience and act as invaluable tools for further research or exploration.

Magoffin's writing style is equally impressive; it is both engaging and accessible, ensuring that readers of varying backgrounds can appreciate and absorb the wealth of knowledge presented. The author's ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner demonstrates his skill as a communicator and educator.

While the book primarily focuses on Praeneste, it also provides valuable insights into the broader historical context of the region, making it an excellent resource for those interested in ancient Italy. Additionally, Magoffin's analysis of the city's municipal administration and governance offers a unique perspective on the political and social systems of the time.

In conclusion, A Study of the Topography and Municipal History of Praeneste is a standout publication that should not be overlooked by anyone interested in ancient history, archaeology, or classics. Ralph Van Deman Magoffin's meticulous research, clear writing style, and inclusion of visual aids make this book an invaluable resource and a pleasure to read. It is an essential addition to any academic library and will undoubtedly inspire further exploration and understanding of this fascinating ancient city.

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SERIES XXVI NOS. 9 10

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Under the Direction of the Departments of History, Political Economy, and Political Science

STUDY OF THE TOPOGRAPHY AND MUNICIPAL HISTORY OF PRAENESTE

BY RALPH VAN DEMAN MAGOFFIN, A.B. Fellow in Latin.

September, October, 1908

COPYRIGHT 1908

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. THE TOPOGRAPHY OF PRAENESTE EXTENT OF THE DOMAIN OF PRAENESTE THE CITY, ITS WALLS AND GATES THE PORTA TRIUMPHALIS THE GATES THE WATER SUPPLY OF PRAENESTE THE TEMPLE OF FORTUNA PRIMIGENIA THE EPIGRAPHICAL TOPOGRAPHY OF PRAENESTE THE FORA THE SACRA VIA

CHAPTER II. THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF PRAENESTE WAS PRAENESTE A MUNICIPIUM? PRAENESTE AS A COLONY THE DISTRIBUTION OF OFFICES THE REGULATIONS ABOUT OFFICIALS THE QUINQUENNALES

AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OF PRAENESTE

A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF THE MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OF PRAENESTE 1. BEFORE PRAENESTE WAS A COLONY 2. AFTER PRAENESTE WAS A COLONY

PREFACE.

This study is the first of a series of studies already in progress, in which the author hopes to make some contributions to the history of the towns of the early Latin League, from the topographical and epigraphical points of view.

The author takes this opportunity to thank Dr... Continue reading book >>




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