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by Antonio Divita,Ginette Divita-Evrard,Lidiano Bacchielli,Robert Polidori

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Antonio Divita,Ginette Divita-Evrard,Lidiano Bacchielli,Robert Polidori
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978-3895088445
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Konemann; First Edition edition (February 1, 1999)
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by Antonio Divita (Author), Ginette Divita-Evrard (Author), Lidiano Bacchielli (Author), Robert Polidori .

by Antonio Divita (Author), Ginette Divita-Evrard (Author), Lidiano Bacchielli (Author), Robert Polidori (Photographer) & 1 more. ISBN-13: 978-3895088445. This lavishly produced coffee-table book surveys the various Roman cities of Libya which were exhumed from oblivion by Italian archaeologists in the first half of the Twentieth Century: Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Cyrene, Cyrenacia and Ptolemais. While the narrative covers off the history of the province, assuredly you are not purchasing this book for its text. Bathed in gold as shadows amass, many of the ruins are photographed in the sunlight of late afternoon.

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Libya: The Lost Cities of the Roman Empire. Photos by Robert Polidori and text by Antonio Di Vita, Ginette Di Vita-Everard and Lidiano Bacchielli. 3895088447 (ISBN13: 9783895088445). Bought this second hand in very good condition and what a bargain. The text is quite academic.

Libya: The Lost Cities of the Roman Empire by Antonio Di Vita, Ginette Divita-Evrard, Lidiano Bacchielli, and Robert Polidori (1999). Chateaux of the Loire Valley by Jean-Marie Perouse De Montclos and Robert Polidori (1997). Sites Greco-Romaines de la Triploitane et Cyrenaique (1997). Versailles by Robert Polidori and Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos (1991).

By Antonino Di Vita, Antonio Di Vita, Ginette Divita-Evrard, Lidiano Bacchielli. Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire. Solo public exhibitions

Cities of the Roman Empire" by Antonio Di Vita, Ginette Divita-Evrard, Lidiano Bacchielli, and Robert Polidori (1999) "Chateaux of the Loire Valley" by Jean-Marie Perouse De Montclos and Robert Polidori (1997) "Sites Greco-Romaines de la Triploitane et Cyrenaique".

Cities of the Roman Empire" by Antonio Di Vita, Ginette Divita-Evrard, Lidiano Bacchielli, and Robert Polidori (1999) "Chateaux of the Loire Valley" by Jean-Marie Perouse De Montclos and Robert Polidori (1997) "Sites Greco-Romaines de la Triploitane et Cyrenaique" (1997) "Versailles" by Robert Polidori and Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos (1991). olo public exhibitions.

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Di Vita-Evrard, Ginette. Libya: The Lost Cities of the Roman Empire. Web. ^ a b c d e f Pedersen, Martin C. "Robert Polidori on Making Pictures, DIY Cities, and the Pull of India. Pérouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie. Chateaux of the Loire Valley. Sites Greco-Romaines de la Tripolitaine et Cyrénaïque. CommonEdge, 15 Sep. 2016.

Book by Bacchielli, Lidiano
  • Ruins haunt us. They bespeak the end of things, the transience of endeavours and an emptiness where ghosts barely eke out an existence.

    Libya was a backwater in the Empire. The empurplement of its most famous son, Lucius Septimius Severus, founder of the Severan dynasty and conqueror of Parthians, was signal. The Punic-Roman emperor never forgot his origins; he commissioned an extensive building program at Leptis Magna, City of White Stones. It came to nothing. Once the veneer of civilization crumbled and the legions of the Second Rome - Byzantium - melted away, the metropolis was devoured by sand and lost to memory.

    This lavishly produced coffee-table book surveys the various Roman cities of Libya which were exhumed from oblivion by Italian archaeologists in the first half of the Twentieth Century: Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Cyrene, Cyrenacia and Ptolemais. While the narrative covers off the history of the province, assuredly you are not purchasing this book for its text.

    Bathed in gold as shadows amass, many of the ruins are photographed in the sunlight of late afternoon. The most mesmeric image of all is the photo taken of the medallions of the Medusa from the Severan Basilica at Leptis Magna. In varying states of decay, the trio commiserate in the twilight on their doom. Due heed is paid to the stupendous Roman theatre at Sabratha which the Italians restored to its former glory. What an edifice! The stage consists of three storeys of columns, no less. At last, here is a setting that is worthy of the Women of Troy or Oedipus at Colonus. Even so, I prefer its counterpart at Leptis Magna where the audience in the upper tiers could behold the Mediterranean as events unfolded on stage. One wonders: what was the last play to feature in Antiquity before the curtain came down for good? Was it Sophocles or a bawdy potboiler? Not even the wind can answer. Likewise mute are the statues of the Dioscuri who gaze out manfully at the empty seating. What are they looking at? Are they trying to out-stare Eternity?

    Both Leptis Magna and Sabratha have amphitheaters to their name. The Altar of Nemesis, a customary feature of such structures, has ended up on the cobblestones of the former. Which much has been reconstructed, it awaits resurrection.

    Being an advocate of busman's holidays, I am unlikely to see these wonders with my own eyes. The authors accordingly have my gratitude. Better still, if you want to glimpse New York in a millennium's time, purchase this book. And last person left - turn off the lights!

  • The Roman ruins of Libya have been seen by very few Westerners in recent decades. They are in a remarkable state of preservation. The enormous basilica of Septimus Severus at Leptis Magna, while a ruin, looks like it could easily be put back together to it's former glory. The excellent state of preservation is due both to the desert climate and to the near complete absence of tourism. Eric Newby writing in "On the Shores of the Mediterranean" describes the difficulties he went through in arranging a visit under the Quadaffi government. This book was produced by Italian archaeologists who remarkably have been able to continue their field work during Libya's current international isolation. The book is marred by the poor reproduction of the photos. The pictures are almost all underexposed with muddy shadow areas, flat highlights and an overall lack of contrast. A pity but the book is still worthwhile for a look at sites that most people will never be able to see.

  • This book is magnificent.The first 180 pages are devoted to the western province of Tripolitania, where ruins of the Roman cities of Sabratha, Oea(present-day Tripoli),and Leptis Magna are located along the North African coastline in the Gulf of Sirte. The next 50-odd pages cover the eastern province of Cyrenaica toward Egypt where the Greco-Roman cities of Cyrene, Apollonia, and Ptolemais are found.
    The photographs of these cities are without a doubt some of the finest in existence.Heretofore,I have only seen random scenes of these ancient cities, but nothing organized in a book like this.
    Unless one has been to Lybia,as I have,it is difficult to imagine the splendor of these ruins.Greco-Roman ruins in Europe pale in comparison.A primary reason for their preservation is the dry climate,and their burial for 1000 years by the shifting sands of the Sahara from the 9th century A.D. Excavations began in the early 20th century.
    The Italian authors are experts in archeological research of the Roman era,specifically in North Africa where they have conducted many missions. Their knowledge of the rise and fall of these wealthy,elegant,and powerful cities and their importance to Rome is well presented in the text throughout the book. The writers describe what life must have been like in these cities,and provide accurate maps and reconstructions of their original dimensions where still buried by sand.
    For anyone interested in the period of history when these cities flourished-7th century B.C. to about the 4th century A.D.-this book is a must. If you don't like to read-just look at the pictures.

  • Having spent some ten years in Libya,I found this to be an enjoyable, and very readable book on a most significant, though generally overlooked area of Greco-Roman antiquity. There is still a vast amount of excavation needed, and politics have not helped. There is one point on which I should take issue, however: The author refers to the city of 'Lepcis' in Tripolitania. Either she knows of an alternative spelling, or this is a serious typo. To my knowledge, she is referring to the city of Leptis Magna.