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Campus Martius

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the different meanings of the term “Campus Martius.” The said area, situated within the large bend of the Tiber, remained largely inhabited throughout the Middle Ages and up to ... More


The Dust of Northern Warfare Choice of location

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.6
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter argues that understanding the rationale behind the location of Adrastus's house is but one of the problems one faces when trying to reconstruct the ancient surroundings of the Column of ... More


The Eternal City Measured and Imagined

Jessica Maier

in Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The flexible, inclusive approach to urban representation of the early modern period was abandoned in the eighteenth century with the publication of Giovanni Battista Nolli’s Pianta grande (1748) and ... More


Other Augustan Obelisks

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter first describes the second obelisk that was re-erected in the Campus Martius, the Flaminian obelisk (Piazza del Popolo). It was erected at the same time as the sundial obelisk in the ... More


Auctoritas and Representation: Augustus' Res gestae

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is one of two chapters to analyze actual monuments at Rome. Augustus' Res gestae was an inscription erected on pillars outside his Mausoleum on the Campus Martius but also copied and ... More


Augustus and the First Egyptian Obelisks to Reach Rome

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The accounts of first-century ad Roman writer, Pliny the Elder, state that Augustus brought several obelisks to Rome sometime between 13 bc and 10 bc, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the ... More


Capitoline

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the Capitoline as the farthest projection of a group of hills that breaks off from the plateau northeast of Rome and extends almost to the Tiber. The Capitoline separates the ... More


Sabina’s Death and Deification

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The chapter places Sabina’s death firmly in late 137. It first studies a relief depicting Hadrian’s consecration ceremony for her on Rome’s Campus Martius. No literary source mentions her ... More


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