A Companion to Roman Architecture

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly understanding in recent decades in one easy-to-reference volume.

  • Offers a cross-disciplinary approach to Roman architecture, spanning technology, history, art, politics, and archaeology
  • Brings together contributions by leading scholars in architectural history
  • An essential guide to recent scholarship, covering new archaeological discoveries, lesser known buildings, new technologies and space and construction
  • Includes extensive, up-to-date bibliography and glossary of key Roman architectural terms

Author Biography

Roger B. Ulrich is Ralph Butterfield Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College, where he teaches Roman Archaeology and Latin and directs Dartmouth’s Rome Foreign Study Program in Italy. He is the author of The Roman Orator and the Sacred Stage: The Roman Templum Rostratum(1994) and Roman Woodworking (2007).

Caroline K. Quenemoen is Professor in the Practice and Director of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research at Rice University. Previously she taught courses in Greek and Roman art and archaeology at Rice. Her research focuses on Roman architecture, including articles on the House of Augustus.

Table of Contents

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1. Italic Architecture of the Earlier First Millennium BCE
Jeffrey A. Becker

2. Rome and Her Neighbors: Greek Building Practices In Republican Rome
Penelope J.E. Davies

3. Creating Imperial Architecture
Inge Nielsen

4. Columns and Concrete: Architecture from Nero to Hadrian
Caroline K. Quenemoen

5. The Severan Period
E.V. Thomas

6. The Architecture of Tetrarchy
Emanuel Mayer

7. Architect and Patron
James C. Anderson, Jr.

8. Plans, Measurement Systems, and Surveying: The Roman Technology of Pre-Building
John R. Senseney

9. Materials and Techniques
Lynne C. Lancaster and Roger B. Ulrich

10. Labor Force and Execution
Rabun Taylor

11. Urban sanctuaries: The Early Republic to Augustus
John W. Stamper

12. Monumental Architecture of Non-Urban Cult Places in Roman Italy
Tesse D. Stek

13. Fora
James F. D. Frakes

14. Funerary Cult and Architecture 
Kathryn J. McDonnell

15. Building for an Audience: the Architecture of Roman Spectacle
Hazel Dodge

16. Roman Imperial Baths and Thermae
Fikret K. Yegül

17. Courtyard Architecture in the Insulae of Ostia Antica
Roger B. Ulrich

18. Domus/Single Family House
John R. Clarke

19. Private Villas: Italy and the Provinces
Mantha Zarmakoupi

20. Romanization
Louise Revell

21. Streets and Facades
Ray Laurence

22. Vitruvius and his Influence
Ingrid Rowland

23. Ideological Applications: Roman Architecture and Fascist Romanità
Genevieve S. Gessert

24. Visualizing Architecture Then and Now: Mimesis and the Capitoline Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus
Melanie Grunow Sobocinski

25. Conservation
William Aylward




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