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Form & Function

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.7
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the Roman tradition of erecting monumental columns topped by statues, which dates back to the fourth century bc. Just how great a debt the Romans owed to the Greeks for this ... More


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