Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Edmund Thomas


the standard of 'monumentality' is attributed to the constructions of few ancient epochs or cultures extra often or always than to these of the Roman Empire. it really is this caliber that has helped to cause them to enduring versions for developers of later sessions. This widely illustrated e-book, the 1st full-length learn of the idea that of monumentality in Classical Antiquity, asks what it really is that the thought encompasses and the way major it used to be for the Romans
themselves in moulding their person or collective aspirations and identities. even though no unmarried notice existed in antiquity for the characteristics that glossy authors regard as making up that time period, its Latin derivation - from monumentum, 'a monument' - attests evidently to the presence of the idea that in
the mentalities of old Romans, and the improvement of that idea throughout the Roman period laid the root for the classical perfect of monumentality, which reached a peak in early smooth Europe. This publication is additionally the 1st full-length learn of structure within the Antonine Age - whilst it really is typically agreed the Roman Empire used to be at its top. by way of exploring the general public structure of Roman Italy and either Western and japanese provinces of the Roman Empire from the viewpoint of the
benefactors who funded such structures, the architects who designed them, and the general public who used and skilled them, Edmund Thomas analyses the explanations why Roman developers sought to build huge constructions and uncovers the shut hyperlink among architectural monumentality and the identification and ideology
of the Roman Empire itself.

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