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By Margaret L. Laird

ISBN-10: 1107008220

ISBN-13: 9781107008229

the combo of portrait statue, huge help, and public lettering was once thought of emblematic of Roman public area even in antiquity. This publication examines historical Roman statues and their bases, tombs, dedicatory altars, and panels commemorating presents of civic beneficence made via the Augustales, civic teams composed basically of rich ex-slaves. Margaret L. Laird examines how those monuments functioned as protagonists of their outfitted and social environments by way of targeting archaeologically attested commissions made through the Augustales in Roman Italian cities. Integrating methodologies from artwork historical past, architectural heritage, social historical past, and epigraphy with archaeological and sociological theories of group, she considers how dedications and their accompanying inscriptions created webs of organization and reworked areas of show into websites of neighborhood background. realizing how those items functioned in historical towns, the booklet argues, illuminates how traditional Romans mixed public lettering, honorific photographs, emperor worship, and civic philanthropy to precise their communal identities.

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