A Companion to Roman Architecture by Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

By Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

A better half to Roman structure provides a accomplished overview of the serious concerns and methods that experience reworked scholarly realizing in contemporary many years in a single easy-to-reference volume.

  • Offers a cross-disciplinary method of Roman structure, spanning expertise, historical past, paintings, politics, and archaeology
  • Brings jointly contributions by means of major students in architectural history
  • An crucial consultant to fresh scholarship, overlaying new archaeological discoveries, lesser identified structures, new applied sciences and area and construction
  • Includes vast, updated bibliography and word list of key Roman architectural terms
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    Roman structure is arguably the main enduring actual legacy of the classical international. A spouse to Roman structure provides a selective assessment of the severe matters and ways that experience remodeled scholarly realizing of this wealthy box of analysis in fresh many years. This quantity attracts on new archaeological discoveries and theoretical methods as a way to supply an up-to-date ancient figuring out of Roman architecture.

    Written by means of top specialists in architectural historical past who target to appreciate Roman structure as an built-in cultural perform, the spouse covers formal research, the layout and development method, the traditional and glossy reception of Roman structure and the dynamic interaction between aesthetics, social constitution, politics, and geography within the construction and use of Roman structure. With cross-disciplinary sections overlaying know-how, heritage, paintings, politics, and archaeology, this assortment is an important reference paintings for college students and scholars.

    About the Author

    Roger B. Ulrich is Ralph Butterfield Professor of Classics at Dartmouth university, the place he teaches Roman Archaeology and Latin and directs Dartmouth’s Rome overseas learn application in Italy. he's the writer of The Roman Orator and the Sacred degree: The Roman Templum Rostratum(1994) and Roman Woodworking (2007).

    Caroline ok. Quenemoen is Professor within the perform and Director of Fellowships and Undergraduate study at Rice college. formerly she taught classes in Greek and Roman artwork and archaeology at Rice. Her study makes a speciality of Roman structure, together with articles at the condo of Augustus.

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    The emergence of monumental sanctuaries in Rome represents a key turning point in Roman architecture. The early twin sanctuaries of the Area Sacra di Sant’Omobono provides evidence for sacred architecture in Rome’s fluvial harbor and may represent one of the earliest architecturalized sanctuaries in the city, although its chronology and phasing remain debated (Coarelli 1988a: 206–234; Terrenato et al. 2012). The Sant’Omobono temples demonstrate the axiality and frontality of the so-called “Tuscan style” as described by Vitruvius (de tuscanicis dispositionibus “about the Tuscan order”; De Arch.

    An important example in the archaic period is the terraced settlement at Monte Carbolino (Valvisciolo) in Latium (Venanzi 1966; Quilici 1986). Here a series of switchback terraces, constructed of roughly shaped stones, provides a settlement enclosure on the mountainside. A good many of the priscae coloniae Latinae have polygonal masonry circuit walls, and the construction of these walls seems, most probably, to be a phenomenon of the fourth through second centuries BCE. The debate over the chronology of polygonal masonry walls has been reinvigorated lately in light of, for example, arguments advanced by Becker (2007) and Wallace-Hadrill (2008b).

    In the meantime, at home plebeians had gained access to the upper magistracies, beginning with the Licinian–Sextian Law of 367; the Lex Ogulnia of 300 removed the last major obstacle to their progress by allowing them into the pontifical colleges (Lintott 1999: 37). The ranks of candidates eligible for office swelled dramatically, and for ambitious plebeians, new men without a client base or patricians with a poor pedigree, architecture suggested itself as a useful means of advancement through visibility.

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