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Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome by Penelope J. E. Davies PDF

By Penelope J. E. Davies

ISBN-10: 1107094313

ISBN-13: 9781107094314

structure and Politics in Republican Rome is the 1st e-book to discover the intersection among Roman Republican construction practices and politics (c.509–44 BCE). at first of the interval, architectural commissions have been conscientiously managed via the political process; via the tip, constructions have been so largely exploited and so rhetorically strong that Cassius Dio brought up abuse of visible tradition one of the purposes that propelled Julius Caesar's colleagues to homicide him so that it will protect the Republic. In a fascinating and wide-ranging textual content, Penelope J. E. Davies strains the adventure among those issues, as politicians built thoughts to manoeuver in the system's constraints. She additionally explores the city improvement and photo of Rome, commencing formal elements of other kinds of structure and technological advances akin to the mastery of concrete. Elucidating a wealthy corpus of constructions which were poorly comprehend, Davies demonstrates that Republican structure used to be even more than a proper precursor to that of imperial Rome.

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