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Moving City : Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome (Hardcover)

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Drawing on papers presented at two workshops, “The Moving City” and “Moving On,” held at the Swedish and Norwegian Institutes in Rome in May 2011 and June 2012, classical archaeologists, historians, and Latinists from the US and Europe contribute 18 essays on movement in public space in Rome, focusing on movement as interaction between people and monuments in ancient Rome, and aspects of communication, identity, performance, visibility, and participation, as well as how movements express power, ritual, writing, communication, mentalities, trade, and violent outbreaks and order. They discuss elite movement, namely the escorted movements of Roman aristocrats, the physical appearance of foreign embassies, the movements of the empress Livia Drusilla, the Republican public movement of the elite and descriptions by imperial authors like Dio Cassius and Herodian, and the immobility and potential movements of aristocratic, Christian virgins, then movement in ancient literature, including the use of movement by Roman and Greek historians to explain and construct moral lessons from violent events, Horace's Satirae 1.0, Varro's etymological typography in De lingua latina, and Augustan literary tours. Subsequent sections address processional movement, including religious processions (the March festival of Magna Mater, the transvectio equitum, and the festival of Dea Dia) between the Urbs and suburbium, Augustus' triumphal-like returns, ceremonial movements to and within Christian catacombs, Christian processions within the city and the litanies to alleviate sufferings from flooding and the plague, and rituals of the catacombs and urban processions in the context of the martyrdom of Lawrence, and movement and urban form, including the impact of river traffic and urban development, the relationship between movement and monument, and mithraea and their movement patterns. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 361
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Archaeology, Ancient / Rome
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 50128020
UPC: 9781472528001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-6063
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