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Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160769
eISBN:
9781936190034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, ... More


Roman luxury villas: Introduction, historiography, and scope

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter outlines the cultural phenomenon of the luxury villa, assesses previous scholarship, and describes the study's scope. Roman luxury villas articulated a novel architectural language, ... More


Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Mantha Zarmakoupi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study explores Roman luxury villa architecture and the Roman luxury villa lifestyle to shed light on the villas' design as a dynamic process related to cultural, social, and environmental ... More


Case studies

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes five representative and well-preserved luxury villas on the bay of Naples, which date from between the end of the second century BCE and the end of the first century CE: (i) ... More


Porticoed gardens

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the unique character of the architectural language of Roman luxury villas by focusing on porticoed gardens. It describes how Roman architects transformed the Hellenistic-derived ... More


Water features: Euripi, natationes, and nymphaea

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the ways in which designers used water's associations with luxury and mythology, along with its physical properties, to embellish the villas' interior landscapes, animate the ... More


Designing for luxury

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter draws on the analyses of the villas' characteristics to offer an overview of the architectural composition of the villas as a whole, and to assess the ideas underpinning their ... More


Triclinia and dining facilities

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses triclinia and dining facilities as stages for the socio-political games played by the owners and their guests. It analyzes how their design accommodated theatrical and musical ... More


Porticus and cryptoporticus

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the unique character of the architectural language of Roman luxury villas by focusing on porticus and cryptoporticus. It shows that the use of porticus in villa architecture ... More


The Variety of Villa Production: From Agriculture to Aquaculture

Annalisa Marzano

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses examples of production and economic activities, other than animal husbandry and the cultivation of cash crops, which took place on villa estates. These production activities ... More


The Getty Villa: Art, Architecture, and Aristocratic Self Fashioning in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Kenneth Lapatin

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on J. Paul Getty's plan to construct on the coast of southern California a full-scale replica of an ancient Roman villa buried by the eruption of 79 CE. In the late 1960s, his ... More


The Nature of the Villa Economy

Alessandro Launaro

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Since 200 BC Roman Italy had witnessed the spread of a social–economic system based on agriculture and centred on villa estates. This process was made possible by new political and social conditions ... More


Looking Back on the World of Giants, AD 410 and After

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Roman Britain from AD 410 onwards. The early fifth century was a very strange time for people in Roman Britain. While some of the institutional and physical paraphernalia of ... More


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