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The Resource Architecture and politics in Republican Rome, Penelope J.E. Davies, the University of Texas at Austin

Architecture and politics in Republican Rome, Penelope J.E. Davies, the University of Texas at Austin

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Architecture and politics in Republican Rome
Title
Architecture and politics in Republican Rome
Statement of responsibility
Penelope J.E. Davies, the University of Texas at Austin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome is the first book to explore the intersection between Roman Republican building practices and politics (c.509-44 BCE). At the start of the period, architectural commissions were carefully controlled by the political system; by the end, buildings were so widely exploited and so rhetorically powerful that Cassius Dio cited abuse of visual culture among the reasons that propelled Julius Caesar's colleagues to murder him in order to safeguard the Republic. In an engaging and wide-ranging text, Penelope J.E. Davies traces the journey between these two points, as politicians developed strategies to manoeuver within the system's constraints. She also explores the urban development and image of Rome, setting out formal aspects of different types of architecture and technological advances such as the mastery of concrete. Elucidating a rich corpus of buildings that have been poorly understand, Davies demonstrates that Republican architecture was much more than a formal precursor to that of imperial Rome"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Penelope J. E.
Dewey number
720.1/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
D33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture, Roman
  • Rome
  • ART
Label
Architecture and politics in Republican Rome, Penelope J.E. Davies, the University of Texas at Austin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. A republic takes shape; 2. An age of individualism, c.338-218 BCE; 3. A state of fear and new horizons, c.217-133 BCE; 4. Turmoil and tension, c.133-90 BCE; 5. Civil war and aftermath, c.89-70 BCE; 6. Pompey, Caesar, and rivals: c.69-55 BCE; 7. Caesar, Pompey, and rivals: c.54-44 BCE; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
970042688
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781107094314
Lccn
2017001504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970042688
Label
Architecture and politics in Republican Rome, Penelope J.E. Davies, the University of Texas at Austin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. A republic takes shape; 2. An age of individualism, c.338-218 BCE; 3. A state of fear and new horizons, c.217-133 BCE; 4. Turmoil and tension, c.133-90 BCE; 5. Civil war and aftermath, c.89-70 BCE; 6. Pompey, Caesar, and rivals: c.69-55 BCE; 7. Caesar, Pompey, and rivals: c.54-44 BCE; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
970042688
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781107094314
Lccn
2017001504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970042688

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