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
     
 

Written in a narrative style accessible to lay readers as well as students and specialists, this engaging work describes the funerary customs of the Romans in the context of the funerals and funerary monuments of their emperors. Seven imperial monuments are described: the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Flavian Dynasty, Trajan's Column,… See more details below

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Written in a narrative style accessible to lay readers as well as students and specialists, this engaging work describes the funerary customs of the Romans in the context of the funerals and funerary monuments of their emperors. Seven imperial monuments are described: the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Flavian Dynasty, Trajan's Column, Hadrian's Mausoleum, the Column of Antoninus Pius, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Davies (Roman art and architecture, U. of Texas, Austin) won the Vasari Award for this book, which was first published by Cambridge U. Press in 2000. The volume is well illustrated throughout with good quality b&w plates. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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