Synopses & Reviews
D???Ambra discusses patronage on different social levels.
In this refreshing reappraisal of the art and architecture of ancient Rome, Eve D'Ambra focuses on the personal, social and cultural identity of its subjects.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-172) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Empire and its Myths: 1. Foundations; 2. Reactions to dominant cultures; 3. From republic to empire; Part II. The Social Order: 4. Identity and status; 5. Elites; 6. Urban working classes; 7. Women and the family; 8. Outsiders and insiders; Part III. The City and Urban Space: 9. The city as civilization; 10. Civic spectacle; 11. Ruler and subjects; Part IV. Portraiture and Commemoration: 12. High and low; 13. Modesty and adornment; 14. Heroic modes; 15. Preserving memory; Part V. Houses and Painted Interiors: 16. Duty and domesticity; 17. Gardens; 18. Painted perspectives; Part IV. The Limits of Empire: 19. Town and country; 20. Power and privilege; 21. Gods and cults.