Hate and War: The Column of Marcus Aurelius

Hate and War: The Column of Marcus Aurelius


By (author) Iain Ferris

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  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 246mm x 14mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0752446959
  • ISBN 13: 9780752446950
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 512,051

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One of the best-preserved and most significant Roman Imperial monuments, the column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome depicts some of the most violent and harrowing scenes of Warfare known from the Roman World. Fully illustrated, in this, the first ever detailed study of this monument published in English, Iain Ferris analyses the military campaigns recorded on the frieze and discusses the column in its broader political, artistic and cultural context. This is an important study of a period that proved to be a turning point for the Roman Empire, with its growing and deep-seated fear of barbarian incursions - a fear that was to prove justified for the Western Roman Empire. Dr Iain Ferris works as an independent archaeological consultant and has directed archaeological excavations in northern and midland England and lectured widely on Roman art and archaeology. His other book "Enemies of Rome and Barbarians Through Roman Eyes" was published by Sutton in 2000.

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Iain Ferris is an archaeological consultant and a member of the archaeology committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and is on the Reviewers Panel of the Museums Journal. His other titles include Enemies "of Rome" and "Barbarians through Roman Eyes."