Constantine and Rome / Edition 1

Constantine and Rome / Edition 1

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by R. Ross Holloway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300100434

ISBN-13: 9780300100433

Pub. Date: 05/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Constantine the Great (285-337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. In this learned and highly readable book, R. Ross Holloway examines Constantine's remarkable building program in Rome. Holloway begins by examining the Christian Church in the period…  See more details below

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Constantine the Great (285-337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. In this learned and highly readable book, R. Ross Holloway examines Constantine's remarkable building program in Rome. Holloway begins by examining the Christian Church in the period before the Peace of 313, when Constantine and his co-emperor Licinius end the persecution of the Christians. He then focuses on the structure, style, and significance of important monuments: the Arch of Constantine and the two great Christian basilicas, St. John's in the Lateran and St. Peter's, as well as the imperial mausoleum at Tor Pignatara. In a final chapter Holloway advances a new interpretation of the archaeology of the Tomb of St. Peter beneath the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. The tomb, he concludes, was not the original resting place of the remains venerated as those of the Apostle but was created only in 251 by Pope Cornelius . Drawing on the most up-to-date archaeological evidence, he describes a cityscape that was at once Christian and pagan, mirroring the personality of its ruler.

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ISBN-13:
9780300100433
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

IConstantine and the Christians1
IIThe Arches19
IIIBasilicas, baptistry, and burial57
IVThe tomb of St. Peter120

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