The Urban Image of Augustan Rome / Edition 1

The Urban Image of Augustan Rome / Edition 1

by Diane Favro, Favro Diane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521646650

ISBN-13: 9780521646659

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused under the control of Augustus, who transformed the city physically and conceptually. This book explores for the first

Overview

The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused under the control of Augustus, who transformed the city physically and conceptually. This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of urban imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646659
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: defining an urban image; 2. Recreation: a walk through republican Rome, 52 BC; 3. Context: the republican urban image; 4. Identity: evolving Augustan Motives; 5. Structure: building an urban image; 6. Meaning: reading the Augustan city; 7. Recreation: a walk through the Augustan city, AD 14.

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