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In this book, Brenda Longfellow examines one of the features of Roman Imperial cities, the monumental civic fountain. Built in cities throughout the Roman Empire during the first through third centuries AD, these fountains were imposing in size, frequently adorned with grand sculptures, and often placed in highly trafficked areas. Over twenty-five of these urban complexes can be associated with emperors. Dr. Longfellow situates each of these examples within its urban environment and investigates the edifice as a product of an individual patron and a particular historical and geographical context. She also considers the role of civic patronage in fostering a dialogue between imperial and provincial elites with the local urban environment. Tracing the development of the genre across the empire, she illuminates the motives and ideologies of imperial and local benefactors in Rome and the provinces and explores the complex interplay of imperial power, patronage, and the local urban environment.Read more
- Interdisciplinary - will appeal to classicists, ancient historians and anyone interested in the history of art and architecture
- Looks at the relationship between water spectacles, power and empire
- Provides a new approach to ancient patronage
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- Publication planned for: July 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107415249
- dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
- contains: 70 b/w illus.
- availability: Not yet published - available from July 2014
Table of Contents
1. Precedents for Roman monumental civic fountains
2. Innovative designs: the Flavian fountains in Rome
3. Rome in the provinces: monumental civic fountains dedicated to Domitian and Trajan
4. Emperors abroad: Hadrian and Roman nymphaea in Greece
5. Variation and innovation: Hadrian and local elites in Asia Minor
6. Severan emperors and the return of imperial nymphaea to Rome
7. Imperial patronage and urban display of Roman monumental fountains and nymphaea.
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