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The Frieze Concept & Draft

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.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter argues that the designers of the frieze of the Column of Marcus Aurelius did not face the same challenge as did the designer of the frieze of Trajan's Column. The designers of the frieze ... More


Viewing the Column

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.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter has a different focus and asks a more problematic question: What did the column mean? For the modern viewer, the main message of the column at first seems to be contained in the frieze: ... More


Planning & Construction

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.8
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the Column of Marcus Aurelius as a complex monument, combining architecture, relief carving, statuary, and an inscription into a single, unified whole. The planning of these ... More


Disarming Ethnicity?: ‘Ethnic’ Fighting Traditions in the Alae and Cohortes

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Students of auxilia have often sought to identify the survival of ‘ethnic’ fighting traditions in the alae and cohorts. There is nothing inherently improbable about this idea; Roman commentators ... More


Engineering Spectacle and Urban Reality

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the transport of the Vatican Obelisk from the side of St. Peters to the center of the piazza in front. It treats various proposals for this large engineering project, including ... More


An Imaginary Symbolic: From Piranesi to Disney

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

A formula for an imaginary tourist symbolic was devised by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in his Views of Rome, and continues to animate the program of fantasy-nostalgic places made for tourists using ... More


Sculpture at Heroes’ Acre, Harare, Zimbabwe: Classical Influences?

Jessie Maritz

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on material culture, using both Greek and Roman analogues in discussing the sculpture at National Heroes’ Acre in Zimbabwe. It compares the formal and thematic aspects of the ... More


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