Peter J. Aicher

Peter J. Aicher Peter J. Aicher is professor of classics at the University of Southern Maine. Aicher received his BA in English from Colgate University and his PhD in classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Aicher has pursued research on a variety of grants and has published articles and translations in a wide variety of professional journals. He has appeared in several television specials on Roman aqueducts and has lectured on ancient literature and Rome for academic and nonacademic audiences. Aicher is the author of A Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995) and Rome Alive: A Source-Guide to the Ancient City, Volumes I and II (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004).

Peter J. Aicher's Books

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  • Rome Alive: A Source-Guide to the Ancient City Volume II

    Author: Peter J. Aicher
    Product Code: 5076
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-507-6

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    Whether you're an armchair tourist, are visiting Rome for the first time, or are a veteran of the city's charms, travelers of all ages and stages will benefit from this fascinating guidebook to Rome's ancient city. Rome Alive describes the Site and Foundation of Rome, Walls and Aqueducts, the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Upper Sacra Via, the Palatine Hill, the Colosseum Area, the Imperial Fora, the Campus Martius, the Forum Boarium and Aventine, and the Circus Maximus to Tomb of Scipios, all using the words of the ancients who knew them best. Aicher's commentary orients the visitor to each site's ancient significance. Photographs, maps, and floorplans abound, all making this a one-of-a-kind guide. A separate volume of sources in Greek and Latin is available for scholars who want access to the original texts.

    Rome Alive, Volume II is a companion to Volume I, aimed at the scholar-traveler who wants access to the Latin and Greek original sources translated into English in Volume I. This unique original-language guide to ancient Rome's monuments gathers together compelling observations of the ancient authors who witnessed Rome's zenith. Key maps from Volume I are included.