The Urban Image of Augustan Rome

Author: Diane Favro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646659

Category: Architecture

Page: 372

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The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused under the control of Augustus, who transformed the city physically and conceptually. This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of urban imagery.
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Stadtbilder im Hellenismus

Author: Albrecht Matthaei,Martin Zimmermann

Publisher: Verlag Antike

ISBN: 3938032235

Category: History

Page: 424

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Die hellenistische Zeit ist im ostlichen Mittelmeerraum durch eine Blute der griechischen Polis gepragt. Auch unter den, im Vergleich zu den vorhergehenden Jahrhunderten, stark veranderten Rahmenbedingungen dieser Zeit, halt die Verbreitung und Differenzierung dieser politischen Organisationsform unvermindert an. Die charakteristischen Formen burgerlicher Identitat und politischer Gemeinschaftsbildung finden ihre Entsprechung in der architektonischen Gestaltung des offentlichen Raumes und der Formierung neuer Stadtbilder. Fur das Verstandnis antiker Zivilisation ist es von zentralem Interesse zu untersuchen, welche Anpassungsprozesse zum nachhaltigen Erfolg der Polis gefuhrt haben. In dem Schwerpunktprogramm 1209 der DFG Die hellenistische Polis als Lebensform wird daher das Wechselspiel zwischen burgerlicher Identitat und urbanen Strukturen naher untersucht. Elemente der Tradition wie des Wandels sollen gleichermaaen in den Blick genommen werden. In dem vorliegenden Band werden die Stadtbilder von unterschiedlichen Seiten beleuchtet: Neben der antiken Wahrnehmung des Raumes und seiner antiken wie modernen theoretischen Erfassung werden seine Gestaltung durch Architektur und Skulptur beschrieben. Die politische Organisation und die stadtischen Kulte werden daraufhin untersucht, wie sie das Stadtbild beeinflussen, konstituieren und regulieren. Fallstudien zu einzelnen Poleis von Kleinasien bis Unteritalien schlieaen den Band ab.
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Divus Augustus

Der erste römische Kaiser und seine Welt

Author: Ralf Hoff,Wilfried Stroh,Martin Zimmermann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406661394

Category: History

Page: 341

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Die römische Republik war im Inferno der Bürgerkriege untergegangen: Seit den sechziger Jahren des ersten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. hatte das Recht immer mehr der Willkür weichen müssen, war der Friede dem Morden privater Banden und dem organisierten Schlachten der Heere zum Opfer gefallen. Caesar hatte sein Leben unter den Dolchen der Verschwörer gelassen, Cicero war aus taktischen Erwägungen seinem Todfeind Marcus Antonius preisgegeben worden, und die ägyptische Königin Kleopatra hatte den Selbstmord jenem Schicksal vorgezogen, das sie in den Händen des Siegers erwartet hätte. Diese Ereignisse prägten das politische und geistige Klima in Rom, wo ein junger Adliger – der Großneffe und Adoptivsohn des ermordeten Dictators – heranwuchs, zu einem der Protagonisten des Geschehens wurde und schließlich als Triumphator aus dem Grauen hervorging. Als es so weit war, lechzte die römische Welt nach Frieden. Da erhob in einem seltsamen Schauspiel der traurige Rest der alten Elite den Sieger faktisch zum Monarchen und schmückte ihn mit dem Ehrennamen Augustus. „Der Erhabene“ begnügte sich im Gegenzug damit, „der erste der Bürger“, der Princeps, zu sein und die Republik pro forma bestehen zu lassen. Dann machte er sich unter dem Applaus und mit Unterstützung seiner Zeitgenossen daran, die Welt der Römer so grundlegend umzugestalten, dass die Spuren seines Wirkens bis heute in Geschichte, Kunst und Dichtung allenthalben sichtbar geblieben sind. Den Verlauf dieser Epoche zu beschreiben, das Monumentale wie das Subtile ihrer archäologischen Zeugnisse zu erläutern und die Schönheit dieser literarischen Blütezeit zu vermitteln – das ist das Ziel der drei Autoren, die miteinander dieses außergewöhnliche Buch geschrieben haben. So gestaltet sich der vorliegende reich bebilderte Band gleichermaßen als spannende und informative Biographie, als kluge archäologische Wegleitung und als brillante Literaturgeschichte des saeculum Augustum.
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The Emperor and Rome

Space, Representation, and Ritual

Author: Björn C. Ewald,Carlos F. Noreña,Yale University. Department of Classics

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521519535

Category: Art

Page: 365

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This book explores ancient Rome under the impact of monarchy and as one of the structures which shaped the monarchy itself.
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Imperium and Cosmos

Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius

Author: Paul Rehak

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299220133

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Caesar Augustus promoted a modest image of himself as the first among equals (princeps), a characterization that was as popular with the ancient Romans as it is with many scholars today. Paul Rehak argues against this impression of humility and suggests that, like the monarchs of the Hellenistic age, Augustus sought immortality—an eternal glory gained through deliberate planning for his niche in history while flexing his existing power. Imperium and Cosmos focuses on Augustus’s Mausoleum and Ustrinum (site of his cremation), the Horologium-Solarium (a colossal sundial), and the Ara Pacis (Altar to Augustan Peace), all of which transformed the northern Campus Martius into a tribute to his major achievements in life and a vast memorial for his deification after death. Rehak closely examines the artistic imagery on these monuments, providing numerous illustrations, tables, and charts. In an analysis firmly contextualized by a thorough discussion of the earlier models and motifs that inspired these Augustan monuments, Rehak shows how the princeps used these on such an unprecedented scale as to truly elevate himself above the common citizen.
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Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.
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The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of Their Past

Author: Carolyn Higbie,Lecturer in the Departments of English Foreign Languages and Literatures Carolyn Higbie,Timachidas (of Lindos)

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199241910

Category: History

Page: 320

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Carolyn Higbie uses an inscription of the first century BC from Lindos to study the ancient Greeks and their past. The inscription contains two inventories. The first catalogues some forty objects given to Athena Lindia by figures from the mythological past (including Heracles, Helen, andMenelaus) and the historical past (including Alexander the Great and Hellenistic figures). The second catalogues three epiphanies of Athena Lindia to the townspeople when they were in need of her assistance. By drawing on anthropological approaches as well as archaeological and literary evidence,this book explores what was important to the Greeks about their past, how they reconstructed it, and how they made use of it in their present.
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Elenchus of Biblica

Author: Robert Althann

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876536120

Category: Reference

Page: 692

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Das antike Rom und sein Bild

Author: Hans-Ulrich Cain,Annette Haug,Yadegar Asisi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110254980

Category: History

Page: 312

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These conference proceedings consider visual and literary images of ancient Rome created by artists and scholars from Late Antiquity until the present day. The occasion for the conference was the colossal panorama Rome 312 by Yadegar Asisi that was displayed in Leipzig (2005-2009). The papers explore the ways and means by which the idea of Rome was developed by the individual artists and authors and transferred to the cultural context of the epoch and of the personalities involved.
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Pagan Holiday

On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

Author: Tony Perrottet

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307558909

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Re-Presenting the Past

Archaeology through Text and Image

Author: Sheila Bonde,Stephen Houston

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782972323

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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The archaeological past exists for us through intermediaries. Some are written works, descriptions, narratives and field notes, while others are visual: the drawings, paintings, photographs, powerpoints or computer visualizations that allow us to re-present past forms of human existence. This volume brings together nine papers, six of which were presented at a symposium hosted at Brown University. Two papers explore the classical past and medieval visualizations. Three treat the Maya, and one considers the imaging by eighteenth-century antiquarians of British history; yet another ranges broadly in its historical considerations. Several consider the trajectory over time of visualization and self-imaging. Others engage with issues of recording by looking, for example, at the ways in which nineteenth–century excavation photographs can aid in the reconstruction of an inscription or by evaluating the process of mapping a site with ArcGIS and computer animation software. All essays raise key questions about the function of re-presentations of the past in current archaeological practice.
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Die Wahrnehmung des Neuen in Antike und Renaissance

Author: Achatz von Müller,Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598774195

Category: Europe

Page: 206

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Die Herausforderung durch "das Neue" hat sich zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts noch einmal entscheidend verscharft. Bio-, Nano- und Medienwissenschaftler verkunden zum wiederholten Male Veranderungen, die das Gesicht und die Ordnung der "Welt" tiefgreifend umgestalten werden. Futurologen sprechen sogar von einer "zweiten Evolution," die sich bereits jetzt ankundige. Die Wahrnehmung des Neuen ist aber selbst eine historische Variable. Deshalb werden in diesem Bande zwei paradigmatische Typen von Gesellschaften auf ihren Umfang mit dem Neuen hin untersucht: eine traditionale, die Antike, und eine modernisierende, die Renaissance. Inhaltlich geht es in beiden Bereichen um Fragen der Kunst- und Literaturtheorie, der asthetischen und politischen Praxis, der gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen, die das Neue begleiten, bis hin zu dem direkten Vergleich zweier herausragender Gestalten der beiden Epochen: Augustus und Cosimo di Medici. Dabei werden in den Aufsatzen von Altertumswissenschaftlern und Spezialisten fur die Renaissance Konzepte unterschiedlicher historischer Gesellschaften nach ihren mentalen Dispositionen und Methoden befragt, um Traditionsbruche, Innovationen sowie Imaginationen "des Neuen" zu reflektieren."
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Ancient Rome

The Archaeology of the Eternal City

Author: J. C. Coulston,Hazel Dodge

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782975020

Category: History

Page: 400

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A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the volume is richly illustrated. Essential for all Roman scholars and students. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view ( Peter Wiseman ); Introduction ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ); Early and Archaic Rome ( Christopher Smith ); The city of Rome in the Middle Republic ( Tim Cornell ); The moral museum: Augustus and the image of Rome ( Susan Walker ); Armed and belted men: the soldiery in Imperial Rome ( Jon Coulston ); The construction industry in Imperial Rome ( Janet Delaine and G Aldrete ); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the food supply system ( David Mattingly ); `Greater than the pyramids': the water supply of ancient Rome ( Hazel Dodge ); Entertaining Rome ( Kathleen Coleman ); Living and dying in the city of Rome: houses and tombs ( John Patterson ); Religions of Rome ( Simon Price ); Rome in the Late Empire ( Neil Christie ); Archaeology and innovation ( Hugh Petter ); Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome ( Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge ).
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Globalizing Roman Culture

Unity, Diversity and Empire

Author: Richard Hingley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134264704

Category: History

Page: 224

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Richard Hingley here asks the questions: What is Romanization? Was Rome the first global culture? Romanization has been represented as a simple progression from barbarism to civilization. Roman forms in architecture, coinage, language and literature came to dominate the world from Britain to Syria. Hingley argues for a more complex and nuanced view in which Roman models provided the means for provincial elites to articulate their own concerns. Inhabitants of the Roman provinces were able to develop identities they never knew they had until Rome gave them the language to express them. Hingley draws together the threads of diverse and separate study, in one sophisticated theoretical framework that spans the whole Roman Empire. Students of Rome and those with an interest in classical cultural studies will find this an invaluable mine of information.
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Historiae Mundi

Studies in Universal History

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472519795

Category: History

Page: 256

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"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the past and to introduce a systematic interpretation. The purpose of this collection is to re-examine the notion of Universal Historiography with a focus on its appearance in the Greek and Roman world and on the legacy that ancient authors offered to later generations. Fifteen new essays by a diverse set of international scholars tackle questions of definition, and illustrate the diversity of its forms, structures, themes and analyses. The collection explores the historical and intellectual contexts which gave rise to universalist thought, and its reputation and reception in antiquity and beyond. This book will appeal to those interested in Graeco-Roman historiography, and those with an interest in the Arabic, Early Christian and modern reception of ancient historiography.
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Roman Tragedy

Author: Anthony J. Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113469685X

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome’s cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of such names as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, Anthony J. Boyle delves into detailed discussion on every Roman tragedian whose work survives in substance today. Roman Tragedy examines: the history of Roman tragic techniques and conventions the history of generic form and change the debt that Rome owes to Greece, and text owes to text the birth, development and death of Roman tragedy in the context of the cities evolving, institutions, ideologies and political and social practices tragedy proper and the historical drama (fabula praetexta), which the Romans allied to tragedy. With parallel English translations of Latin quotations, this seminal work not only provides an invaluable resource for students of theatre, Roman political history and cultural history, but it is also accessible to all interested in the social dynamics of writing, spectacle, ideology and power.
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The Neighborhoods of Augustan Rome

Author: J. Bert Lott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521828277

Category: History

Page: 262

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Investigates the neighborhoods of ancient Rome during the reign of the first Emperor, Caesar Augustus.
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