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9783954901111

Stinson, Philip

The Civil Basilica

2016
23.0 x 31.0 cm, 284 p., 11 illustrations color, 615 illustrations b/w, 120 Tafeln, hard cover with dust jacket
79,00 €

ISBN: 9783954901111
Preface
Table of Contents
Sample

Short Description

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.

Description

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Keywords

Ancient Rome (48) || Ancient World (120) || Aphrodisias (6) || Archaeological science, methodology & techniques (21) || Archaeology (368) || Archaeology by period / region (288) || Architecture (147) || Asia (15) || Cultural & media studies (214) || Cultural studies (196) || Eastern Europe (231) || Greece (49) || Historical states, empires & regions (199) || Society & culture: general (297) || Southeast Europe (36) || Turkey (222) || römisch (12)