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Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period

Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period

Part of Cambridge Studies in Classical Art and Iconography

  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2006
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521453820

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  • This book examines the production of Julio-Claudian dynastic imagery from c. 31 BC to AD 68, charting the varying perceptions of the first Imperial family in both Rome and the Provinces. Focusing on statuary groups that feature several members of the family, this study also includes historical accounts, inscriptions, and coinage that relate to the public presentation of the dynasty. It also identifies the regional dynastic policy in Rome and its dissemination to and reception by provincial cities. Throughout, the levels of Imperial control and local initiative involved in the designing of dynastic monuments is assessed in order to demonstrate the problems that provincial dedicators encountered during their production.

    • The first comprehensive history of early Imperial portraiture
    • The first catalogue and analysis of Julio-Claudian dynastic monuments and coinage
    • The first study of dynastic imagery and propaganda in both Rome and the provinces
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    'The great strength of this volume is its collection of the scattered evidence, both sculptural and epigraphic, and the author's clear-headed weaving together of these materials to produce a stimulating assessment of the creation and perception of Julio-Claudian dynastic imagery … a fascinating discussion.' Susan Kane, Apollo

    ' … a meticulous piece of work; and it touches on crucial issues in the political history of the early Roman Empire'. The Times Literary Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521453820
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 224 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.585kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2006
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. The origins and significance of dynastic group monuments
    2. Augustus and the establishment of the dynasty
    3. Julians and Claudians during the reign of Tiberius
    4. Rehabilitation and retrospection in Caligulan group monuments
    5. The solidification of the Julio-Claudian dynasty under Claudius
    6. Nero and the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty
    7. Conclusion
    Part II:
    8. Portrait identification and the dissemination of models
    9. Attitudes toward inscriptions, statuary types, and attributes
    Part III: Introduction to the Catalogue
    Catalogue
    Tables
    Bibliography
    General Index.

  • Author

    Charles Brian Rose, University of Cincinnati

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