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.
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About the Author
PENELOPE J. E. DAVIES is Associate Professor of Roman Art and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Her book Death and the Emperor was first published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. It won the Vasari Award, sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||ix|
|2||An Image of Things Achieved||49|
|3||An Imperial Cosmos: The Creation of Eternity||75|
|4||Fire, Fertility, Fiction: The Role of the Empress||102|
|5||The Dynamics of Form||120|
|6||The Power of Place||136|
|Abbreviations Used in Notes||175|