The Urban Image Of Augustan Rome by Diane FavroThe Urban Image Of Augustan Rome by Diane Favro

The Urban Image Of Augustan Rome

byDiane Favro

Paperback | September 28, 1998

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The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused under the control of Augustus, who transformed the city physically and conceptually. This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of urban imagery.
Title:The Urban Image Of Augustan RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 9.96 × 7.99 × 0.79 inPublished:September 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521646650

ISBN - 13:9780521646659

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: defining an urban image; 2. Recreation: a walk through republican Rome, 52 BC; 3. Context: the republican urban image; 4. Identity: evolving Augustan Motives; 5. Structure: building an urban image; 6. Meaning: reading the Augustan city; 7. Recreation: a walk through the Augustan city, AD 14.

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The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused only when the state came under the control of Augustus, the first emperor, who transformed the city physically and conceptually.

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..".a refreshing change from traditional scholarship.... Favro's points are clearly presented.... ...this handsome volume...will be enjoyed by students of Augustan Rome as well as of the history of urban planning." Ann Thomas Wilkins, Classical World