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The Resource Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy, Margaret L. Laird, (electronic resource)

Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy, Margaret L. Laird, (electronic resource)

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Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy
Title
Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy
Statement of responsibility
Margaret L. Laird
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The combination of portrait statue, monumental support, and public lettering was considered emblematic of Roman public space even in antiquity. This book examines ancient Roman statues and their bases, tombs, dedicatory altars, and panels commemorating gifts of civic beneficence made by the Augustales, civic groups composed primarily of wealthy ex-slaves. Margaret L. Laird examines how these monuments functioned as protagonists in their built and social environments by focusing on archaeologically attested commissions made by the Augustales in Roman Italian towns. Integrating methodologies from art history, architectural history, social history, and epigraphy with archaeological and sociological theories of community, she considers how dedications and their accompanying inscriptions created webs of association and transformed places of display into sites of local history. Understanding how these objects functioned in ancient cities, the book argues, illuminates how ordinary Romans combined public lettering, honorific portraits, emperor worship, and civic philanthropy to express their communal identities"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1968-
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Laird, Margaret L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monuments
  • Monuments
  • Augustales
  • Public spaces
  • Community life
  • Portrait sculpture, Roman
  • Statues
  • Inscriptions, Latin
  • Italy
  • Rome
Label
Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy, Margaret L. Laird, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-328) and index
Contents
Part I. Representation in the Funerary Realm -- 1. VIVIR AVG IDEM QQ : text, image, and context -- 2. Ob honorem bisellii : the grammar of representation -- Part II. Augustales in Their Meeting Places -- 3. Templum Augusti quod est Augustalium : municipal and private Augustea -- 4. Curia Augustiana : civic standing and the Collegio degli Augustali at Herculaneum -- 5. Res communis Augustalium : group identity in the Sacello degli Augustali at Misenum XXX -- 6. Ob Eximiam Benivolentiam : donors and Augustales in second-century Misenum -- Part III. Monuments in Public -- 7. In statuas ponendas : sculpting a public persona -- 8. In vias sternendas : paving your way in the Roman town -- Conclusions
Control code
ssj0001552100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107008229
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015005131
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001552100
Label
Civic monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italy, Margaret L. Laird, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-328) and index
Contents
Part I. Representation in the Funerary Realm -- 1. VIVIR AVG IDEM QQ : text, image, and context -- 2. Ob honorem bisellii : the grammar of representation -- Part II. Augustales in Their Meeting Places -- 3. Templum Augusti quod est Augustalium : municipal and private Augustea -- 4. Curia Augustiana : civic standing and the Collegio degli Augustali at Herculaneum -- 5. Res communis Augustalium : group identity in the Sacello degli Augustali at Misenum XXX -- 6. Ob Eximiam Benivolentiam : donors and Augustales in second-century Misenum -- Part III. Monuments in Public -- 7. In statuas ponendas : sculpting a public persona -- 8. In vias sternendas : paving your way in the Roman town -- Conclusions
Control code
ssj0001552100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107008229
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015005131
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001552100

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