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

By Penelope J. E. Davies

structure and Politics in Republican Rome is the 1st booklet to discover the intersection among Roman Republican development practices and politics (c.509–44 BCE). before everything of the interval, architectural commissions have been rigorously managed via the political process; through the tip, constructions have been so generally exploited and so rhetorically robust that Cassius Dio brought up abuse of visible tradition one of the purposes that propelled Julius Caesar's colleagues to homicide him so as to guard the Republic. In an enticing and wide-ranging textual content, Penelope J. E. Davies lines the adventure among those issues, as politicians constructed ideas to manoeuver in the system's constraints. She additionally explores the city improvement and photo of Rome, starting up formal facets of alternative forms of structure and technological advances comparable to the mastery of concrete. Elucidating a wealthy corpus of structures which have been poorly comprehend, Davies demonstrates that Republican structure was once even more than a proper precursor to that of imperial Rome.

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