The Emperor and Rome

The Emperor and Rome : Space, Representation, and Ritual

Edited by Bjoern C. Ewald , Edited by Carlos F. Norena

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The transition from republic to monarchy with the accession of Augustus heralded the transformation not just of the Roman political system but of the city of Rome itself. This volume, written by some of the foremost scholars from around the world, addresses three main topics: the impact of imperial building programs on the configuration of space within the city and on the evolution of Rome's urban image; the various ways in which the figure of the emperor himself was represented, both visually and symbolically, in the city's urban fabric; and the performance of rituals and ceremonies that expressed key imperial ideals and values and enabled communications between the emperor and important collectivities in the city. The contributors build on important recent developments in research: increased archaeological excavation and restoration, the proliferation of digital technologies, and the greater attention paid by scholars to the centuries after Augustus.

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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 180 x 248 x 26mm | 938.93g
  • 01 Feb 2011
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • 128 b/w illus. 4 maps
  • 0521519535
  • 9780521519533
  • 962,065

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Bjorn C. Ewald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto. His previous publications include Der Philosoph als Leitbild. Ikonographische Untersuchungen an romischen Sarkophagreliefs (1999) and (with Paul Zanker) Mit Mythen leben. Die Bilderwelt der roemischen Sarkophagreliefs (2004). Carlos F. Norena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of articles on aspects of Roman imperial history.

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