Building on art historical studies of spolia and exploring the Forum over an extended period of time, Kalas demonstrates the mutability of civic environments. The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity maps the evolution of the Forum away from singular projects composed of new materials toward an accretive and holistic design sensibility. Overturning notions of late antiquity as one of decline, Kalas demonstrates how perpetual reuse and restoration drew on Rome's venerable past to proclaim a bright future.
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About the Author
GREGOR KALAS is Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory in the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: The Late Antique Roman Forum under Restoration 1. Collective Identity and Renewed Time in the Tetrarchic Roman Forum 2. Constantine the Restorer 3. Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum 4. Restored Basilicas and Statues on the Move 5. The Contested Eternity of Temples 6. Rome’s Senatorial Complex and the Late Antique Transformation of the Elite Conclusion: Public Space in Late Antiquity Notes Bibliography Index
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