A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by L. Richardson Jr.

By L. Richardson Jr.

The 1st such dictionary on account that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of old Rome defines and describes the identified structures and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical beneficial properties, of historic Rome. It offers a concise background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of important historical and glossy resources.

Show description

Read or Download A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome PDF

Similar ancient books

Aurignacian Lithic Economy: Ecological Perspectives from Southwestern France

Drawing info from a vintage quarter for Paleolithic study in Europe, this e-book explores how early glossy people acquired lithic uncooked fabrics and analyzes the several usage styles for in the community on hand fabrics in comparison with these from a better distance. The writer locates those styles inside an ecological context and argues that early smooth people chosen particular mobility ideas to accommodate adjustments in subsistence environments.

Society, Culture And Politics in Byzantium

''Society, tradition and Politics in Byzantium'' is the fourth choice of papers by way of the overdue Nicolas Oikonomides to be released within the ''Variorum accrued reviews Series''. Its concentration is upon the Byzantine global after the Fourth campaign and through the Palaeologan interval, although numerous experiences take care of an extended time span.

Gregory of Nazianzus (The Early Church Fathers)

This booklet brings jointly a brand new, unique survey of the importance of Gregory's existence and paintings with translations of 8 appealing and profound orations. Gregory of Nazianzus portrays a brilliant photo of a desirable personality of important significance who merits to be considered as the 1st actual Christian humanist.

Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, history and politics the work of Wu Wen-Tsun

Twentieth-century China has been stuck among a wish to bring up its wealth and tool in accordance with different complicated international locations, which, through implication, potential copying their associations, practices and values, while concurrently looking to guard China’s independence and traditionally shaped identification.

Additional resources for A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

Sample text

Although the tympanum was dismantled and destroyed, fragments of it and of the lateral antefixes showing female figures carry­ 12 tents of Septimius Severus’s rise to greatness. Faus­ tina, the wife of Marcus Aurelius, is said to have pre­ pared the wedding chamber for Septimius and Julia Domna in the Aphrodision below the Palatine (Cass. 1 ). This might have been connected with the Temple of Venus et Roma, the Temple of Venus Obsequens, or the Temple of Venus Verticordia (see Venus et Roma, Templum; Venus Obsequens, Aedes; Venus Verticordia, Aedes).

1) in the Campus Martius; this was destroyed in the fire of Nero in a . d . 64 (Cass. 2 3 -2 4 ). Unfortunately, we have no in­ formation about its arrangements. All that can be said is that it seems to have been used almost exclu­ sively for gladiatorial shows and hunts. A second amphitheater begun by Caligula next to the Saepta Iulia was unfinished at his death, and the work was abandoned by Claudius (Suetonius, Calig. 21), and one built by Nero in a . d . 5 7 was of wood and evi­ dently not intended to be permanent (Tacitus, Ann.

D . 64 (Cass. 2 3 -2 4 ). Unfortunately, we have no in­ formation about its arrangements. All that can be said is that it seems to have been used almost exclu­ sively for gladiatorial shows and hunts. A second amphitheater begun by Caligula next to the Saepta Iulia was unfinished at his death, and the work was abandoned by Claudius (Suetonius, Calig. 21), and one built by Nero in a . d . 5 7 was of wood and evi­ dently not intended to be permanent (Tacitus, Ann. 24). None of these buildings seems to have been remarkable for its engineering, and while those in the Campus Martius must have been freestanding and patterned after the theaters of Pompey and Marcellus, there is no suggestion that provisions for theat­ rical effects were a regular concern.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 38 votes