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Literature on the Villa

Andrea Carandini: Filosofiana: la villa di Piazza Armerina: immagine di un aristocratico romano al tempo di Constantino, 2 vol, Flaccovio, Palermo, 1982. Also in English. (Volume 2 is a collection of pictures of almost every mosaic and fresco, even the ones the normal visitor cannot see.)

Jerôme Carcopino: Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire, Yale University Press, 1960 (orig: Paris, 1939). Order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Filippo Coarelli, Mario Torelli (eds.): Guide Archeologiche Laterza, Sicilia, Laterza, Bari, 2000.

Margaret Guido: Sicily: An Archaeological Guide: The Prehistoric and Roman Remains and the Greek Cities, Faber & Faber, 1977. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Gino Vinicio Gentili: The Imperial Villa of Piazza Armerina, Tipografia dello Stato, Rome, 1956 (tourist guide).

Gino Vinicio Gentili: La villa Erculia di Piazza Armerina. I mosaici figurati", Rome, 1959.

Biagio Pace: I mosaici di Piazza Armerina, Casini, Rome, 1955.

Antonino Ragona: Il proprietario della Villa romana di Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, 1962.

R. J. A. Wilson: Piazza Armerina, University of Texas Press, 1983. (In English, highly recommended). Order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

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Literature on Ancient Mosaics

Katherine M. D. Dunbabin: Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World, Cambridge University Press, 2001. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Roger Ling: Ancient Mosaics, Princeton University Press, 1998. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

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  1. Introduction
  2. How the Villa Was Used in Antiquity
  3. The Name of the Villa and its Owner
  4. The Mosaics
  5. Statues, Wall Painting and Other Decorative Elements
  6. Visiting the Villa Romana del Casale
  7. Literature and Links
  8. Photographs

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