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Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Edmund Thomas

Abstract

The quality of "monumentality" is attributed to the buildings of few historical epochs or cultures more frequently or consistently than to those of the Roman Empire. It is this quality that has helped to make them enduring models for builders of later periods. This extensively illustrated book, the first full-length study of the concept of monumentality in Classical Antiquity, asks what it is that the notion encompasses and how significant it was for the Romans themselves in molding their individual or collective aspirations and identities. Although no single word existed in antiquity for the ... More

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288632
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199288632.001.0001

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Edmund Thomas, author

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