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Everyone who begins to study Ostia should read two books: Meiggs' "Roman Ostia" and Pavolini's "Ostia". The former book is a much praised synthetic study of the city, from a primarily historical point of view. The first edition appeared in 1960. A second, updated edition followed in 1973. Pavolini's book was published ten years later. It is an archaeological guide (in Italian), that contains excellent short descriptions of the majority of the buildings, and reproductions of the main plan of the city on a reduced scale. It was updated in 2006.
For a summary of recent research see: Carlo Pavolini, "A Survey of Excavations and Studies on Ostia (2004-2014)", Journal of Roman Studies 106 (2016), 199-236.
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