• Roman Republican: Villas Architecture, Context, and Ideology

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey Becker (see profile) , Nicola Terrenato
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Classical archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Art history
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/M68S42
    Abstract:
    The Roman villa is a classic icon of Western culture, and yet villa can be used to cover a multiplicity of ideas, experiences, and places. In the late Republic and early Imperial periods, villas are inseparable from elite lifestyles, providing a prestigious setting for leisurely and intellectual pursuits. But how did these advanced buildings come about? Roman Republican Villas examines key aspects of early villa culture and architecture, with the goal of understanding the development and deployment of villas in Republican Italy. For instance, where does the "classic" villa architecture originate? How do writers like Cato the Elder or Varro use the villa to their own advantage? How visible are Republican villas in the landscape of central Italy?
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