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The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the fourth to the sixth ... More


Moving Toward the Museum: The Collection of Antique Spolia

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the collection of antique spolia in Ottoman museums. It suggests that the roots of collection in the Ottoman Empire can only be understood in light of pre-Turkic and ... More


Spolia in Churches: Recycling in Late Antique Building Activity

Anna Leone

in The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the decoration of earlier Byzantine churches and the origin of their marble elements. The goal is to identify the processes of spoliation of pagan religious (and occasionally ... More


Secular Life in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone

in The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Cities were obliged to provide maintenance for the urban monumental structures. They were also instructed that this activity did not have to be carried out through the spoliation of minor centres. ... More


The Rebirth of Ruins

Andrew Hui

in The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that how the idea that material ruins could be objects of empirical knowledge was born in the Renaissance and defined the period as such. Rome, the proverbial palimpsestic city, ... More


Meanings of Timber and Stone in Anglo-Saxon Building Practice

Michael G. Shapland

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Timber was the standard building material of the Anglo-Saxon world. There is remarkably little evidence for stone domestic structures prior to the Norman Conquest, even though their many surviving ... More


Reuse of Statuary and the Recycling Habit of Late Antiquity: An Economic Perspective

Simon J. Barker

in Recycling and Reuse in the Roman Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198860846
eISBN:
9780191892912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860846.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines questions about the role of statue reuse and recycling in the building and sculptural economies of Late Antiquity, leading to an increased understanding of the cultural changes ... More


Marmora Romana in Medieval Naples*: Architectural Spolia from the Fourth to the Fifteenth Centuries AD

Angela Palmentieri

in Remembering Parthenope: The Reception of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199673933
eISBN:
9780191797613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673933.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 7 explores the use of Roman spolia in buildings in Naples from the fourth to fifteenth centuries AD. It discusses the provenance of the ancient sculptures that were reused in the medieval ... More


Building Late Antique Rome

Carlos Machado

in Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome: AD 270-535

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198835073
eISBN:
9780191872839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835073.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the role played by member of the Roman aristocracy in the physical evolution of late antique Rome. Acting as representatives of the imperial government, aristocrats were ... More


Embers from the House of Blazes: Fragments, Relics, Ruins of Chicago

Rebecca S. Graff

in Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198803607
eISBN:
9780191917196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803607.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

Fragments imply a former whole, and ruins invoke a material landscape once cared for and conserved, now neglected. What meaning is conveyed when fragments of formerly whole structures—ruined or ... More


POP Art: The Optical Poetics of Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius

Michael Squire

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores one of Late Antiquity’s most maligned artists: Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius (“Optatian”). Optatian’s works resonate against earlier Hellenistic traditions of picture-poetry ... More


Late Narcissus: Classicism and Culture in a Late Roman Cento

Jaś Elsner

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Latin Narcissus cento—a short poem of sixteen lines created from elements supplied by Vergil—is designed to picture the achievements of classical culture and to bring its ideals to mind, even as ... More


The Organized Recycling of Roman Villa Sites

Beth Munro

in Recycling and Reuse in the Roman Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198860846
eISBN:
9780191892912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860846.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Recycling and reusing architectural glass, metal, and stone at villas was a circumstantially specific productive activity. The circumstances are an increasingly recognized archaeological phase in ... More


Marpesia cautes’: Voicing Amazons, England and Ireland, 1640

Deana Rankin

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Amazons have long made their presence felt in epics of love, empire, and war; and from early antiquity to the present day, it is both at generically rocky impasses and geographically distinct ... More


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