Roman Art 4th Edition / Edition 4

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Fully revised and further enlarged, with more color illustrations and fresh topics, this is the fourth edition of an introduction to the painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts of the Roman world. It covers the 1,300 years from the Etruscan forerunners of the Romans to the introduction of Christianity under the Emperor Constantine the Great. The new edition introduces such subjects as rescue excavations, art for private patrons, and erotic art. New features include a timeline of the major periods, events, and artworks; more family trees of the imperial dynasties; and a table of Roman gods and goddesses and their Greek equivalents.
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An introductory text surveying the painting, sculpture, mosaics, and architecture of ancient Rome, covering the 1,300 years from the Villanovan and Etruscan forerunners of the Romans to the introduction of Christianity under the Emperor Constantine the Great. Chapters focus on historical periods or dynasties, and explore the history, myth, and literature behind the art. Contains b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131896123
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Etruscan forerunners 1000-200 B.C. 29
2 The Roman Republic 509-27 B.C. 61
3 Augustus and the imperial idea 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 101
4 The Julio-Claudians A.D. 14-68 133
5 The Flavians : savior to despot A.D. 69-98 157
6 Trajan, Optimus Princeps A.D. 98-117 193
7 Hadrian and the classical revival A.D. 117-138 213
8 The Antonines A.D. 138-193 241
9 The severans A.D. 193-235 269
10 The soldier emperors A.D. 235-284 295
11 The tetrarchs A.D. 284-312 309
12 Constantine and the aftermath A.D. 307-337 325
Roman emperors 350
Ancient authors 350
Roman gods and goddesses and their Greek equivalents 351
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