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The Resource Roman landscape : culture and identity, by Diana Spencer

Roman landscape : culture and identity, by Diana Spencer

Label
Roman landscape : culture and identity
Title
Roman landscape
Title remainder
culture and identity
Statement of responsibility
by Diana Spencer
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"This book tackles how and why 'landscape' (farms, gardens, countryside) sets the scene in the first centuries BCE and CE for Romans keen to talk up and about (but also to scrutinise and understand) what it meant to be a citizen." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, Diana
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English; includes text in Latin with English translation
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscapes
  • Nature and civilization
  • Aesthetics, Roman
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Gardens, Roman
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Rome
Label
Roman landscape : culture and identity, by Diana Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-220) and index
Contents
Introduction : Surveying the scene -- Landscape and aesthetics -- Those happy fields? DIY landscaping -- Landscape : time and motion -- Italy and the villa estate, or, of cabbages and kings. Philosophical landscapes : Cicero, loca, and imagines ; Varro's exopolis : landscape and Italy -- Columella : landscape and the body of history -- Statius, landscape, and autarky : between authenticity and delight -- Ekphrasis: Pliny's artful landscapes -- Spaces and places. Landscape as background and foreground -- Landscape and scale : gardens -- Imagined landscapes : the Villa "Farnesina" -- Total immersion : Livia's garden room (Villa ad Gallinas Albas, Prima Porta) -- Landscapes encircling the city : the Horti Sallustiani and Porticus of Pompey -- Envoi : Getting (away from) it all at Hadrian's villa
Control code
ocn681488445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 236 p.
Isbn
9781107400245
Lccn
2011281618
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Roman landscape : culture and identity, by Diana Spencer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-220) and index
Contents
Introduction : Surveying the scene -- Landscape and aesthetics -- Those happy fields? DIY landscaping -- Landscape : time and motion -- Italy and the villa estate, or, of cabbages and kings. Philosophical landscapes : Cicero, loca, and imagines ; Varro's exopolis : landscape and Italy -- Columella : landscape and the body of history -- Statius, landscape, and autarky : between authenticity and delight -- Ekphrasis: Pliny's artful landscapes -- Spaces and places. Landscape as background and foreground -- Landscape and scale : gardens -- Imagined landscapes : the Villa "Farnesina" -- Total immersion : Livia's garden room (Villa ad Gallinas Albas, Prima Porta) -- Landscapes encircling the city : the Horti Sallustiani and Porticus of Pompey -- Envoi : Getting (away from) it all at Hadrian's villa
Control code
ocn681488445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 236 p.
Isbn
9781107400245
Lccn
2011281618
Other physical details
ill., maps

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