Bandinelli, R B, Caffarelli, E V, Caputo, G (1967) The Buried City; Excavations at Leptis Magna. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London
Birley, AR (1999) The African Emperor Septimius Severus. Routledge, London
Caputo, Giacomo (1976) Le sculture del teatro di Leptis Magna (Monografie di archeologia libica). L'Erma di Bretschneider
Caputo, Giacomo (1987) Il teatro augusteo di Leptis Magna: Scavo e restauro, 1937-1951 (Monografie di archeologia libica). L'Erma di Bretschneider
Goodchild, R.G. (1954) Tabula Imperii Romani - Map of the Roman Empire - Lepcis Magna. Society of Antiquaries of London
Lange, Hartmut (2003) Leptis Magna. Diogenes Verlag AG
Lyttelton, M (1974) Baroque Architecture in Classical Antiquity. London
Matthews, K (1963) Cities in the Sand; Leptis Magna and Sabratha in Roman Africa. Philadelphia
Menen, A (1972) Cities in the Sand. London
Neary, P (1925) Discoveries in Tripoli. The Architectural Review. Vol 57, May 1925, London  
Polidori,R, Di Vita A, Di Vita-Evrard, G, Bacchielli, L (1998) Libya: the lost cities of the Roman Empire. Könemann, Cologne
Beautiful photographs and very reasonably priced, well worth getting.
Ward-Perkins, J B, Toynbee, J M C (1949) Hunting Baths at Leptis Magna (Archaeologia S.). Society of Antiquaries of London
Wheeler, M (1994) Roman Art and Architecture. World of Art. Thames and Hudson, London
Includes buildings from Lepcis Magna.

Unfortunately, some of the books above are now out of print, so you may need to look for them in a library, or second hand or specialist bookshop (such as the Maghreb Bookshop in London). However, some are available new or used from amazon (where shown above).

Click here for a list of books about Lepcis available at


The Maghreb Review is a journal relating to culture and history of the Maghreb (N.Africa) including Libya



Lepcis Magna also makes an appearance as one of the main locations in the Lindsey Davis novel Two for the Lions:

Davis, Lindsey (1998) Two for the Lions, her tenth novel in the Falco series set at the time of Vespasian. This is a series of books which are not only very entertaining whodunnits but also provide a credible and tangible experience of life in Rome and other parts of the Empire around AD 73. All are available from Amazon.

Other fiction titles relating to Roman life (although not necessarily life in Lepcis) are listed here.