Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-375) and index.
Contents Roman Emperors Roman Gods and Goddesses and their Greek Equivalents 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 ad 98--117 The Baths of Trajan The Written Record: Trajan's generosity The Forum and Markets of Trajan The Column of Trajan Spotlight: An Influential Latin Inscription Other Trajanic Sculptural Relief The Arch of Trajan at Benevento The Provinces A Great Bridge Timgad 7 Hadrian and the Classical Revival ad 117--138 Architecture Hadrian's Villa The Pantheon Other Hadrianic Buildings Spotlight: The Grand Tour and Hadrianic Monuments Portraits The Written Record: The death of Antinous through a superstitious lens Reliefs Sarcophagi Sarcophagi from Rome and Athens Asiatic Sarcophagi 8 The Antonines ad 138--193 The Antonine Family The Reign of Antoninus Pius Portraits Architecture The Reign of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Portraits The Written Record: Marcus Aurelius' Meditations The Base of the Column of Antoninus Pius Panels from a Triumphal Arch The Column of Marcus Aurelius Sarcophagi Spotlight: Religions of Mystery and Ecstasy The Reign of Commodus 9 The Severans ad 193--235 The Reign of Septimius Severus Spotlight: The Syrian Princesses Portraits Triumphal Arches Architecture in Distant Lands The Written Record: A 17th-century traveler visits Baalbek The Reign of Caracalla Public Baths Sarcophagi 10 The Soldier Emperors ad 235--284 Spotlight: The Army Chooses the Emperor Coins Portraits Maximinus Thrax Balbinus Philip the Arab Trebonianus Gallus A Female Portrait Gallienus Aurelian The Aurelian Wall The Written Record: The rise and fall of a reluctant soldier emperor Sarcophagi A Domestic Quarter and its Paintings 11 The Tetrarchs ad 284--312 The Establishment of the Tetrarchy Architecture in Spalato Spotlight: Catacombs and the Good Shepherd The Written Record: The Good Shepherd The Written Record: A visit to the catacombs Architecture in Rome Architecture in Northern Greece Mosaics Portraiture Decennalia Relief 12 Constantine and the Aftermath ad 307--337 Late Antique Art Imperial Monuments The Arch of Constantine The Written Record: The Edict of Milan and religious tolerance The Base of the Obelisk of Theodosius Portraits Spotlight: Christ and Christianity Architecture Sarcophagi Luxury Arts Conclusion Ancient Authors Glossary Select Bibliography Illustration Credits Index.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)