The following, while not about Lepcis, are relevant to the techniques used and the period under study:

Bomgardner, D.L. (2000) The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre. Routledge
Cameron, Averil (1993) The Later Roman Empire. Fontana Press
Hurst, H.R. (1995) Excavations at Carthage: the British Mission Vol II/1: The Circular Harbour, North Side - the Site and Finds Other Than Pottery. Oxford University Press
Fulford, M.G., Peacock, D.P.S. (1995) Excavations at Carthage: the British Mission Vol II/2: The Circular Harbour, North Side - the Pottery. Oxford University Press
Keay, SJ (1984) Late Roman amphorae in the Western Mediterranean. A typology and economic study: the Catalan evidence. BAR International Series, 196. Oxford
Rackham, DJ (1986) Assessing the relative frequency of species by the application of a stochastic model to a zooarchaeological database.In L.H. van Wijngaarden-Bakker (ed.) Database management and zooarchaeology. Journal of the European Study Group of Physical, Chemical, Biological and Mathematical techniques applied to archaeology. Research Volume 40.
Reynolds, P (1993) Settlement and pottery in the Vinalop Valley (Alicante, Spain): AD 400-700. BAR International Series, 588. Oxford
Reynolds, P (1995) Trade in the Western mediterranean, AD 400-700. The ceramic evidence. BAR International Series, 604. Oxford
Riley, JA (1979) "The coarse pottery from Berenice"in Lloyd, JA (ed.) Excavations at Sidi Khrebish, Benghazi (Berenice). Supplements to Libya Antiqua, V, Volume II: 91-467. Tripoli
Ward-Perkins, J.B. (1992) Roman Imperial Architecture. Yale University Press
Wheeler, M (1994) Roman Art and Architecture. World of Art. Thames and Hudson, London



Unfortunately, some of these are difficult to find, so you will need to look for them in a library, or second hand or specialist bookshop (such as the Maghreb Bookshop in London). However, many are available new or used from amazon (as shown above).

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There seems to have been a upsurge in historical novels set in the Ancient Roman Empire, mysteries, detective novels, biographical novels, even children's stories.
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