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Death and the emperor : Roman imperial funerary monuments, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius

Author: Penelope J E Davies
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope J E Davies
ISBN: 0292702752 9780292702752
OCLC Number: 52559207
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1 The Monuments 13 --
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.
Responsibility: Penelope J.E. Davies.
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