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    DescriptionConstantine the Great (285-337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. In this learned and highly readable book, Ross Holloway examines Constantine's remarkable building programme in Rome. Holloway begins by examining the Christian Church in the period before the Peace of 313, when Constantine and his co-emperor Licinius ended the persecution of the Christians. He then focuses on the structure, style, and significance of important monuments: the Arch of Constantine and the two great Christian basilicas, St. John's in the Lateran and St. Peter's, as well as the imperial mausoleum at Tor Pignatara. In a final chapter Holloway advances a new interpretation of the archaeology of the Tomb of St. Peter beneath the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. The tomb, he concludes, was not the original resting place of the remains venerated as those of the Apostle but was created only in 251 by Pope Cornelius. Drawing on the most up-to-date archaeological evidence, he describes a cityscape that was at once Christian and pagan, mirroring the personality of its ruler.


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    Title
    Constantine and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. Ross Holloway
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300100433
    ISBN 10: 0300100434
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    DC22: 722.7, 722/.7
    LC classification: NA5620.A1 H65 2004
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: NA5620.A1
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    R. Ross Holloway is Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Art at Brown University and the former director of Brown's Center for Old World Archaeology and Art. The author of many books, he is the recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America's highest award for lifetime achievement.
    Review quote
    "This book takes on a period of immense historical change and explains how Constantine came to accept Christianity, not only as a spiritual force but as a political institution that reconstituted the empire. It is important for scholars and students alike." Eve D'Ambra, Vassar College"