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Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

A. W. Johnson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Although Ben Jonson's association with architecture is well known, comparatively little research has been devoted to the influence of architectural thinking on his literary work. This book sets out ... More


The Impracticability of Latin ‘Kunstprosa’

R. G. Mayer

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a discussion that aims to offer some account of the impracticability of Latin ‘Kunstprosa’. It begins by presenting the quandary of Vitruvius. Vitruvius showed a thorough ... More


Aesthetics in Stoicism and Stoicism in Aesthetics

Aistė Čelkytė

in The Stoic Theory of Beauty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474461610
eISBN:
9781474490559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461610.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Stoic definition of beauty and the way in which beauty vocabulary is used in various arguments are remarkably consistent. This coherence suggests that the Stoic engagement with this area of ... More


Gender, Domesticity, and the Age of Augustus: Inventing Private Life

Kristina Milnor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235728
eISBN:
9780191712883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The age of Augustus has long been recognised as a time when the Roman state put a new emphasis on ‘traditional’ feminine domestic ideals, yet at the same time gave real public prominence to certain ... More


Other Men’s Wives: Domesticity and Display in Vitruvius’ de Architectura

KRISTINA MILNOR

in Gender, Domesticity, and the Age of Augustus: Inventing Private Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235728
eISBN:
9780191712883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235728.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the de Architectura of Vitruvius, an architect during the reign of Augustus in the early Roman empire, and argues that the absence of privacy and gender from his descriptions of ... More


Vitruvian Man: Rome under Construction

John Oksanish

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696986
eISBN:
9780190697013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696986.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book offers a new assessment of the Roman architect Vitruvius and his treatise, On Architecture. Once reviled by scholars as a half-witted proletarian, Vitruvius emerges as well read and ... More


The Decline of the Classical Orders

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter considers the question of whether or not architecture can be counted as an art or a science. Such an issue arose from a growing trend of skepticism for Renaissance theories of beauty. By ... More


The Golden Number

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The golden number or divine proportion was defined by Euclid. It is sometimes claimed that it was used in classical architecture, but it is not mentioned by Vitruvius, so this seems unlikely. The ... More


The Trench of Misfortunes

Vera S. Candiani

in Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The catastrophic flood of 1629 ended all hesitation about the desiccation project and cleared the way for the approval of a proposal by the Carmelite architect Andrés de San Miguel to convert the ... More


‘All the World’s a Stage-Painting’: Scenery, Optics, and Greek Epistemology

M. F. Burnyeat

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 52

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805762
eISBN:
9780191843679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805762.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In the fourth century BCE, Anaxarchus and Monimus compared the world to stage-painting, to express scepticism about sense-perception and the worthlessness of human affairs, respectively. But the ... More


Setting Gentlemanly Limits for Imperial Stellar Investigation in Vitruvius’ De Architectura

Steven J. Green

in Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Vitruvius’ De Architectura, a work that provides the earliest example of astrological negotiation under Augustus. Vitruvius, a practicing architect who is keen to align ... More


Building the Roman Stage: The Scenographic Architecture of the Augustan Era

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the scenographic architecture of Augustan era Rome. The author sees in this monumental architecture the foundations of the Romans’ concept of their imperial ruins. The urban ... More


The architecture of early shrines and temples

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The architectural transformations of the seventh and early sixth centuries, often described as the change from huts to houses, generated a range of building types that some scholars have associated ... More


Accounting for religious monumentality

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The evidence collected in the previous chapters has shown that the appearance and prominence of central Italic religious architecture changed significantly between the ninth and fifth centuries BC. ... More


Vitruvius, man?

John Oksanish

in Vitruvian Man: Rome under Construction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696986
eISBN:
9780190697013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696986.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 1 surveys what little we can say with reasonable certainty about Vitruvius’s life and the circumstances surrounding De architectura’s publication. Our knowledge of the historical Vitruvius is ... More


Constructing histories

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Religious buildings are central to histories of ancient architecture and reconstructions of ancient societies. While this is in large part due to the prominence of their remains in the ... More


The first religious buildings: ‘Sacred huts’

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The votive assemblages that form the primary archaeological evidence for non-funerary cult in the Neolithic, Bronze, and early Iron Ages in central Italy indicate that there is a long tradition of ... More


The Production Technology of, and Trade in, Egyptian Blue Pigment in the Roman World

Michael Tite and Gareth Hatton

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Egyptian blue was first used as a pigment on tomb paintings in Egypt from around 2300 BC, and during the subsequent 3,000 years, its use both as a pigment and in the production of small objects ... More


The Elusive Middle: Vitruvius’ Mediocracy of Virtue

John Oksanish

in Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198818489
eISBN:
9780191859540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818489.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This piece considers the paradoxical reception of Vitruvius and his text, De architectura, as a bellwether of attitudes towards traditionally marginal texts and authors within the discipline of ... More


Outcome-thinking

Richard Susskind

in Online Courts and the Future of Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198838364
eISBN:
9780191932397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838364.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

I was invited in 2017 to speak about the future to a gathering of some 2,000 neurosurgeons. My opening statement was that patients do not really want neurosurgeons. What they want, I said, is ... More


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