This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking tools and techniques, the role of timber in construction and the availability of trees, and interior woodwork and furniture making. It also includes an extensive glossary of fully defined terms. This comprehensive book displays the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their high skill and knowledge of materials and tools. Ulrich helps bring to light the importance of wooden projects and structures in Roman daily life and provides a wealth of information not only for classicists but also for those interested in the history of technology and the history of woodworking.
A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly understanding in recent decades in one easy-to-reference volume. * Offers a cross-disciplinary approach to Roman architecture, spanning technology, history, art, politics, and archaeology * Brings together contributions by leading scholars in architectural history * An essential guide to recent scholarship, covering new archaeological discoveries, lesser known buildings, new technologies and space and construction * Includes extensive, up-to-date bibliography and glossary of key Roman architectural terms