Book: The Horace’s Villa Project 1997-2003 (2006)

Bernard Frischer, Jane Crawford, Monica De Simone (editors), 2006. The Horace’s Villa Project 1997-2003
  • Volume 1. Report on new fieldwork and research.
  • Volume 2. Documentation by Bernard Frischer, Jane Crawford and Monica de Simone
(Archaeopress: Oxford). ISBN 1407300016. xxvii+1032 pages; 2 vols.; illustrated throughout with maps, plans, drawings and photographs; Index. British Archaeological Reports S1588 2007. “Horace’s Villa” is the name given to the site of a Roman country house near the hill town of ‘Licenza’ (Roma), which is located approximately 30 miles from the center of Rome. The site remains in quotation marks: although the identification is traditional and possible, it is by no means certain. The “Horace’s Villa” Project, 1997-2003 was initiated with the main goal of adding to the knowledge of the site in terms of time and space. There were two main areas to be investigated, which could be called the “meta-archaeological” and the “archaeological.” The former entailed looking afresh at earlier investigations, while the latter offered opportunities to look at new discoveries, such as the baths, entrance, garden, and the residence. Table of Contents:
  • Volume 1: Introduction, Site History, New Fieldwork, Analysis of Structures and Materials, Miscellaneous Studies, Conclusion.
  • Volume 2: Catalogue of the Principal Textual and Graphical Documentation, Illustrations and Tables, Bibliography, Index.
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  • David Soren in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.10.25 .
  • Mantha Zarmakoupi in Journal of Roman Studies 100 (2010) 331-332.
  • Jeremy Rossiter in American Journal of Archaeology 115.3 (July, 2011), available online at