The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire

The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire

by John W. Stamper
     
 

ISBN-10: 052172371X

ISBN-13: 9780521723718

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century AD. John Stamper analyzes the temples' formal qualities, the public spaces in which they were located and, most importantly, the authority of precedent in their designs. He also traces

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Overview

This book examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century AD. John Stamper analyzes the temples' formal qualities, the public spaces in which they were located and, most importantly, the authority of precedent in their designs. He also traces Rome's temple architecture as it evolved over time and how it accommodated changing political and religious contexts, as well as the affects of new stylistic influences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521723718
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
987,816
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the authority of precedent; 1. Building the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; 2. A new reconstruction of the temple; 3. Etrusco-Roman temples of the Early Republic; 4. Assimilation of Hellenistic architecture after the Punic Wars; 5. The Corinthian Order in the First Century B.C.; 6. Architecture and ceremony in the time of Pompey and Julius Caesar; 7. Rebuilding Rome in the time of Augustus; 8. Augustus and the Temple of Mars Ultor; 9. Temples and fora of the Flavian Emperors; 10. Trajan's Forum; 11. Hadrian's Pantheon; 12. Hadrian and the Antonines.

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