Death and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius / Edition 1

Death and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius / Edition 1

by Penelope J.E. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292702752

ISBN-13: 9780292702752

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Texas Press

This book offers the first comprehensive study of the funerary monuments made for the Roman emperors as a genre. These monuments, which include the Mausoleum of Augustus, Trajan's Column, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, are among the best known and most extensively excavated and documented structures of Roman antiquity In this study, Penelope Davies demonstrates…  See more details below

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This book offers the first comprehensive study of the funerary monuments made for the Roman emperors as a genre. These monuments, which include the Mausoleum of Augustus, Trajan's Column, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, are among the best known and most extensively excavated and documented structures of Roman antiquity In this study, Penelope Davies demonstrates that these monuments served a dual role, as memorials to the dead and as accession monuments that would guarantee dynastic continuity for the monarchy on the precarious occasion of the emperor's death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292702752
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
1The Monuments13
2An Image of Things Achieved49
3An Imperial Cosmos: The Creation of Eternity75
4Fire, Fertility, Fiction: The Role of the Empress102
5The Dynamics of Form120
6The Power of Place136
Conclusion172
Abbreviations Used in Notes175
Notes179
Bibliography233
Index255

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