Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine

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Ideal for readers who are studying Roman art for the first time, this exceptionally well-illustrated volume 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, social, and political background needed to fully understand Roman art. The authors present the history of Roman Art from the following time periods: Etruscan Forerunners 100-200 BC.; The Roman Republic 509-27 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 138-193; The Severans AD 193-235; The Soldier Emperors AD 235-284; 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 University

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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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Book Description Pearson, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Roman Emperors Front endpaper Roman Gods and Goddesses and their Greek Equivalents Front endpaper Preface Timeline Introduction The Land Map of the Roman world in the second century ad Chronology Topographical map of Italy The Political Framework The Republic The Empire City of Rome, plan Art in the Service of the State Fascism and Propaganda The Romans Acquisition of Art Objects Art for Private Patrons Archaeological Ethics Restoration and Forgery Winckelmann and 18th-century Restorations Spotlight: The De-restoration of Roman Sculpture The History of Collecting Rescue Excavations Illegal Excavation and Export of Antiquities Rome and Greek Art Three Periods of Greek Art Interconnections 1 The Etruscan Forerunners 1000 200 bc The Etruscans: The Villanovan Phase Map of Italy The Etruscans: The Historical Phase Architecture Tombs Spotlight: The Etruscan ABC Temples Domestic Buildings The Written Record: The cult statue in the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus Sculpture Temple Terracottas Animal Sculpture Funerary Sculpture Statuary Portraits Painting Bronze Articles Rome, the Etruscans, and Latium Stories of Early Rome 2 The Roman Republic 509 27 bc Architecture Villas and Houses Sanctuaries Temples Waterworks The Cloaca Maxima The Written Record: A visit to the Cloaca Maxima Town Planning The Servian Wall The Roman Forum The Castrum Sculpture Sarcophagi Historical Relief Sculpture Portraiture Spotlight: Caesar Crosses the Rubicon Wall Paintings House Walls Four Pompeian Styles Mosaics 3 Augustus and the Imperial Idea 27 bc ad 14 Architecture The Forum and Mausoleum of Augustus Spotlight: Cleopatra and the Battle of Actium The Written Record: What did it look like in downtown Rome? The Written Record: The Appian Way A Round Bath Building A Temple in Gaul Theaters The Arch Monuments Along a Renovated Roadway An Aqueduct A City in Spain Sculpture Portraits Reliefs Wall Paintings Stucco 4 The Julio-Claudians ad 14 68 The Gemma Augustea Imperial Patronage in the Provinces Imperial Architecture and Sculpture Another Version of the Blinding of Polyphemus Portraits The Other Julio-Claudians Spotlight: Damnatio Memoriae and the Recarving of Roman Portraits Ordinary Citizens Sculpture Piety The Imperial Hero Public Works Aqueducts The Written Record: Theft of water by insiders Architecture The Underground Basilica Nero s Golden House The Written Record: The painter in his toga 5 The Flavians: Savior to Despot ad 69 98 Vespasian Imperial Architecture The Colosseum The Stadium of Domitian The Arch of Titus The Written Record: The spoils of war in Jerusalem The Flavian Palace Sculpture Imperial Reliefs Private Reliefs Portraits Spotlight: Plaster Cast of a Dying Dog The Written Record: The death of Pliny the Elder Pompeii and Herculaneum The City of Pompeii Paintings in the Fourth Pompeian Style Art for the Middle Classes 6 Trajan, Optimus Princeps. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0136000975

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