Ancient Rome Art, Architecture and History

ISBN-10: 0892366567

ISBN-13: 9780892366569

Edition: 2002

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Rome continues to be the monumental expression of a legend. It is the eternal city where all roads of the ancient world converged, and through the millennia has been the model for the very concept of a universal empire. Through art, architecture, and urban planning, the empire expanded with an exceptional synthesis of technology, politics, law, and propaganda, conquering Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. Accompanied by masterpieces of architecture, sculpture and painting and the words of illustrious figures, Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History follows the arc of the city and its civilization from their beginnings to their height and decline. Included are discussions of the emperor Augustus; the Julio-Claudian dynasty; the ill-fated town of Pompeii; the architecture and planning of the metropolis; the art and architecture of the provinces of Europe and North Africa; and the fall of the Western Empire and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire as the heir of Rome.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors' Professor of Communication, Culture and English, Indiana University. Previous publications include More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts (University of California Press, 1998).Ada Gabucci holds a degree in archaeology from the University of Trieste and has participated in numerous excavation campaigns in Italy. Her publications include L'antica Roma (2000), Roma antica (2000) and Roma e il suo impero (2003).

Prologue
The Roman Republic Begins to Assert Itself
Toward an Empire
27 B.C. - A.D. 96, The Empire's Beginning and Establishment
The Pax Augusta: Ideology and Propaganda
The Augustan Style
A Portrait of Augustus
The Ara Pacis
Artistic Craftwork
Livia's Villa
The Provinces: Narbonesis Gaul
Portraits of the Julio-Claudian Family
Nero and the Domus Aurea
The Flavian Dynasty: A Turning Point for the Principate
Flavian Art
Pompeii
Styles of Pompeii
The Arch of Titus and the Historic Roman Relief
Bread and Circuses
The Colosseum
A.D. 96-192, The Height of the Empire: From Trajan to the Antonines
Trajan the Optimus Princeps
The Trajan Forum and Market
The Provinces: Hispania
Hadrian's Villa
Hadrian and Antinous
Urban and Architectural Development
Palmyra
The Eastern Rites: Isis
Marble Funeral Monuments and Sarcophagi
Mosaics and Stuccowork
A Golden Age of Justice and Well-being
The Antonine Column
Marcus Aurelius
A Turning Point during the Reign of Commodus
The Portraits of Fayyum
A.D. 192-305, Crisis in the Empire: From the Severans to the Tetrarchy
A Turning Point for the Military
Lepcis Magna
Sculpture in Rome and Africa
Portraits and Sarcophagi
The Catacombs
The Baths of Caracalla
Invasions and Disorder
Rome as Fortress: The Aurelian Walls
The Tetrarchy: Toward a New Peace
The Baths of Diocletian
Diocletian's Reforms
A.D. 305-565, The Fall of the Empire: Epilogue to an Ancient World
The Christian Empire
The Arch of Constantine
Treveri
Marble Inlay and Mosaics
Piazza Armerina
The Mausoleum of Constantina
Aquileia
The Sacred and Profane on Sarcophagi
Diptychs
Theodosius and the Suppression of Pagan Worship
The Fall of the Western Empire
Constantinople and the Triumph of Christian Art
Justinian and the Byzantine Empire
Ravenna
Appendixes
The Roman Empire under Trajan (A.D. 98-117)
Fourth-Century Rome
Index of Places
Index of Names
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