The Resource Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, Penelope J.E. Davies

Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, Penelope J.E. Davies

Label
Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius
Title
Death and the emperor
Title remainder
Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius
Statement of responsibility
Penelope J.E. Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is the first comprehensive study of funerary monuments built 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. Because of their diversity of forms and decorative programs, however, they have been examined in isolation from one another and from a limited number of perspectives. In this study, Penelope J.E. Davies examines these commemorative arches, obelisks, and other types of architecture with a view to determining the political or ritual motivations behind their designs
  • She 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Penelope J. E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1875
LC item number
.D38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sculpture, Roman
  • Relief (Sculpture), Roman
  • Emperors
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Sculpture romaine
  • Relief (Sculpture) romain
  • Empereurs
  • Monuments funéraires
  • Grafmonumenten
  • Bouwkunst
  • Reliëfs
  • Keizers
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Sculpture romaine
  • Relief (sculpture) roman
  • Sculpture romane
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture italienne
  • Empereurs
  • Monuments funéraires
  • Constructions
  • Kaiser
  • Grabmal
  • Geschichte 14-180
  • Ehrenmal
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome
  • Rome (Italie)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, Penelope J.E. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Monuments
  • An Image of Things Achieved
  • An Imperial Cosmos: The Creation of Eternity
  • Fire, Fertility, Fiction: The Role of the Empress
  • The Dynamics of Form
  • The Power of Place
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780521632362
Lccn
99055506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42771959
  • (OCoLC)ocm42771959
Label
Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, Penelope J.E. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Monuments
  • An Image of Things Achieved
  • An Imperial Cosmos: The Creation of Eternity
  • Fire, Fertility, Fiction: The Role of the Empress
  • The Dynamics of Form
  • The Power of Place
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780521632362
Lccn
99055506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42771959
  • (OCoLC)ocm42771959

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