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9783954901111

Stinson, Philip

The Civil Basilica

2016
23,0 x 31,0 cm, 284 S., 11 farb. Abb., 615 s/w Abb., 120 Tafeln, Schutzumschlag
79,00 €

ISBN: 9783954901111
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Kurze Beschreibung

The volume is about the architecture and archaeology of the Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias, a huge public building built in the late first century AD. The book presents a detailed account of the Basilica's well-preserved remains and over hundred drawings by the author including a reconstruction of the display context for Diocletian’s Edict of Maximum Prices inscribed on the building's North Facade (with Michael Crawford). The Basilica is set in the context of several similar buildings in Asia Minor that together constitute a distinct regional form of the Roman basilica.

Ausführliche Beschreibung

The volume presents the results of a decade of field research on the Civil Basilica at Aphrodisias – a huge public building built in the late first century AD. Aphrodisias is a premier site in the field of Roman archaeology for what it tells us about a Greek city in the eastern Roman world. The Basilica occupied three city blocks and was the largest fully-enclosed public space in the town center. Its architectural design displays a distinctive combination of both Greek and Roman aspects. Later in its history, the building may have served as the seat of Roman provincial administration when Aphrodisias became the capital of its province in the mid-late third century AD. It was in use down to the mid-sixth century AD. The book contains a detailed account of the Basilica's well-preserved architectural remains and is illustrated with over a hundred drawings by the author. The reconstruction of Diocletian’s Edict of Maximum Prices inscribed on the Basilica's North Facade (pieced together in collaboration with Michael Crawford) makes it possible to analyze the well-documented display context of this famous monument of ancient public writing. The Basilica is also set in the context of several similar buildings in Asia Minor that together constitute a distinct regional form of the Roman basilica. There is a summary in Turkish, and appendices describe the excavation, ceramics, and building inscriptions.

Autoreninfo

Date of birth: June 9, 1968
Place of birth: Huntington, Indiana USA
Education
Ph.D., New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Classical Art and Archaeology, Jan. 2007.
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Dept. of Architecture, 2001.
M.Des.St. (Master in Design Studies with specialization in Architectural History and Theory) Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 1995.
B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture, a 5 yr. professional degree), Ball State University, Dept. of Architecture, 1991.
Employment History
Associate Professor. Department of Classics, University of Kansas. Fall 2013-present.
Assistant Professor. Department of Classics, University of Kansas. Fall 2007-Spring 2013.

Reihentext


The series is dedicated to the publication of archaeological research at the ancient site of Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias was a prosperous city of the Roman period, well known for its cult of Aphrodite and its marble-carvers, and it has remarkably preserved remains from the second century BC to the sixth century AD. The archaeology of the city is especially well-suited to the study of public art and monuments in their ancient contexts and to the investigation of the elaborate architectural mise-en-scène of urban political life in the Eastern Roman empire.

Schlagworte

Alte Welt (114) || Altes Rom (43) || Aphrodisias (3) || Architektur (134) || Archäologie (308) || Archäologie einer Periode / Region (231) || Archäologische Wissenschaften, Methoden, Techniken (14) || Asien (14) || Gesellschaft und Kultur, allgemein (255) || Historische Staaten, Reiche und Regionen (190) || Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften (176) || Kulturwissenschaften (158) || römisch (5)