This exceptionally well-illustrated text explores Roman art in the traditional historical manner -- with a focus on painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts. It assumes no prior acquaintance with the classical world, and explains the necessary linguistic, historical, religious, and political background needed to fully understand Roman art. In-depth information, historical photographs, drawings, engravings, and illustrations of architectural monuments, sculptures, paintings and decorative arts in all areas. Chronological presentation of material features: the Villanovan and Etruscan Forerunners 1000-200 BC.; the Roman Republic 200-27 BC; Augustus and the Imperial Idea 27 BC-AD 14; The Julio-Claudians AD 14-68; The Flavians: Savior to Despot AD 69-98; Trajan, Optimus Princeps AD 98-117; Hadrian and the Classical Revival AD 117-138; The Antonines AD 138-198; The Severans AD 193-235; The Soldier Emperors AD 235-284 AD; The Tetrarchs AD 284-312; Constantine AD 307-337 and the Aftermath.
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"There is no book, in my opinion, that competes with this one... This book is excellent in every way. The approach is sound, for the authors are leading experts... I would recommend it in glowing terms." — Nancy T. De Grummond, Florida State University, Tallahassee
"Ramage and Ramage not only present the Roman world, but they show how Rome has influenced the modern world in many ways, and how the present is bound to the past... We have used no other text since Ramage and Ramage appeared." — Carol C. Mattusch, George Mason University
"The clarity and the use of ample illustrations make this an excellent choice as a text for an undergraduate course on Roman Art." — Mary Sturgeon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Each and every chapter flows beautifully... This text, Roman Art, would seem to be appropriate for multidisciplinary classes involving art majors (especially art history), classic culture, history, Latin, architecture, and classical archaeology." — Robin M. Hicks, Ball State UniversityAbout the Author:
Nancy H. Ramage is Charles A. Dana Professor in the Humanities and Arts at Ithaca College and in 2000 received the Excellence in Teaching award. She has been a trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America and a member of numerous advisory boards of classical organizations and journals, including the American Journal of Archaeology and Etruscan Studies. She sits on the council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She received her doctorate from Harvard University and has wide experience as a lecturer, writer, and museum consultant. She co-authored two books on material from the excavations at Sardis, and has written many articles on antiquity and its reception in the 18th century.
Andrew Ramage is Professor of the History of Art and Archaeology at Cornell University. He has been the Director of the Archaeology Program at Cornell, Department Chair, and is Associate Director of the Harvard/Comell Archaeological Exploration of Sardis. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. A Harvard University Ph.D., he has written Lydian Houses and Architectural Terracattas (1978); King Croesus's Gold: Excavations at Sardis and the History of Gold Refining with P. T. Craddock (2000); and A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University with P. I. Kuniholm and N. H. Ramage (2003).
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