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Day One
Andrea Carandini
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

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"[T]he book is interesting because it discusses a topic that is much eschewed by the modern historians as it treads on controversial religious aspects."--Vaidehi Nathan, Organiser

"Uncovering the birth of a city that gave birth to a world, Rome reveals as never before a truly epochal event."--World Book Industry


"Dateline Rome, April 21, 753 BC. Andrea Carandini, archaeologist extraordinary, burrows down through thirteen meters of fill to hit pay dirt--Day 1 of Urbs Roma. What could be more exciting! History and archaeology rub shoulders with Freudian psychology as Carandini, a native of Rome, takes us on an enthralling guided tour through the material and written sources for the primal moment of the City that would create a World, our world. Urbi et Orbi, indeed."--Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

"A fascinating examination of how Rome began some twenty-eight centuries ago, written by an archaeologist whose many years of excavation have profoundly altered our understanding of the city and its history. Challenging, and often controversial, this book is a rewarding read both for the long-standing enthusiast and the newcomer to the subject, helping us to understand the development of the Roman state which went on to dominate so much of the known world."--Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Caesar: The Life of a Colossus

"Andrea Carandini's archaeological work in key areas of Rome will be fundamental to our understanding of the formative period of the city, and is part of the developing fascination with the beginnings of Rome. This translation brings the evidence, and Carandini's challenging interpretation, to a new audience."--Christopher Smith, director of the British School in Rome

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