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    DescriptionHerod the Great, King of Judaea from 444 B.C., is known as one of the world's great villains. This notoriety has overshadowed his actual achievements, particularly his role as a client king of Rome during Augustus's reign as emperor. An essential aspect of Herod's responsibilities as king of Judaea was his role as a builder. Remarkably innovative, he created an astonishing record of architectural achievement, not only in Judaea but also throughout Greece and the Roman east. Duane W. Roller systematically presents and discusses all the building projects known to have been initiated by Herod, and locates this material in a broad historical and cultural context. Bringing together previously inaccessible material, Roller enriches our understanding of the enigmatic Herod and provides new insights into Roman architecture. Herod was instrumental in the diffusion of the Augustan architectural revolution into the provinces and was the first to build outside Italy such Italian architectural forms as the basilica, amphitheater, villa, and Italian temple. Herod's legacy provided a groundwork for the architectural Romanization of the east, influencing the construction of the great temple complexes and palaces so familiar from later Roman architecture. Herod, like Augustus himself, was not only interested in architecture but also in diplomatic and financial contacts among cities of the region. In addition to providing a repertorium of the building projects, this study is also an exploration of international relations in the eastern Mediterranean at the beginning of the Roman imperial period.


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    Title
    The Building Program of Herod the Great
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duane W. Roller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520209343
    ISBN 10: 0520209346
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 130
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Approval Code: A05091514
    DC21: 722.7
    DC22: 722/.7/0933
    LC classification: NA335.P19 R65 1998
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    DC22: 722.70933
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    LC classification: 96-54003
    Thema V1.0: AM, NHD, JBCC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    48 b/w photographs, 1 drawing, 15 maps, 14 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    20 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Duane W. Roller is Professor of Classics at Ohio State University. He is the author of many archaeological and historical publications, including Tanagran Studies (1989).
    Review quote
    "[An] impressive book."--"Classical Review