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Author Jenkyns, Richard, author.

Title God, space, and city in the Roman imagination / Richard Jenkyns.

Publication Info. Corby : Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (480 pages)
Summary This study is a unique exploration of the relationship between the ancient Romans' visual and literary cultures and their imagination. Drawing on a vast range of ancient sources, poetry and prose, texts, and material culture from all levels of Roman society, it analyses how the Romans used, conceptualized, viewed, and moved around their city. Jenkyns pays particular attention to the other inhabitants of Rome, the gods, and investigates how the Romans experienced and encountered them, with a particular emphasis on the personal and subjective aspects of religious life. Through studying interior spaces, both secular (basilicas, colonnades, and forums) and sacred spaces (the temples where the Romans looked upon their gods) and their representation in poetry, the volume also follows the development of an architecture of the interior in the great Roman public works of the first and second centuries AD.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover ; God, Space, & City in the Roman Imagination; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; 1: THE PUBLIC EYE; 2: THE PRIVATE REALM; 3: BUSINESS AND PLEASURE; 4: ROME IMAGINED; 5: MOVEMENT IN THE CITY; WALKING, RUNNING; FLOW; PRESS; DESCENDING; ENTERING; 6: ROMAN RELIGIONS; 7: THE DIVINE ENCOUNTER; 8: PATINA AND PALIMPSEST; 9: INTERIORS; 10: ROME'S MONUMENTS; List of Works Cited; Index Locorum; Index.
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Subject Rome -- Civilization.
Gods, Roman.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Gods, Roman.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jenkyns. God, space, and city in the Roman imagination 9780199675524 (OCoLC)822018113
ISBN 9780191663000 (electronic bk.)
019166300X (electronic bk.)