This is the first published summary of the entire complex of the great necropoles of Rome, which were situated on Vatican Hill.
The work concerns one of the most extensive, richest, and least-known Roman archaeological phenomena and bears witness to the work of creating an underground museum that has been followed internationally as a model of conservation practice. From the submerged world of the necropoles emerges the funeral 'normality' of the Roman world, from poorer cremations in wooden urns, to sumptuous sarcophagi, to sepulchres adorned with frescoes and mosaics. One can also observe Egyptian cults influencing the practice of epicurean philosophy. In addition, we can catch a glimpse of the first traces of Christianity, which include the presence of St. Peter the Apostle's tomb.
Si tratta della prima pubblicazione di sintesi sull'intero complesso delle grandi Necropoli di Roma che erano site nel colle Vaticano.
L'opera riguarda una delle più vaste, ricche e meno conosciute realtà archeologiche Romane e testimonia un lavoro di musealizzazione sotterranea preso a modello internazionalmente per le tecniche di conservazione. Dal mondo sommerso delle necropoli emerge la funeraria "normalità" del mondo romano, dalle incinerazioni più povere in urne di legno, ai sarcofagi fastosi, fino ai sepolcri affrescati e mosaicati e si possono osservare i culti egizi mescolarsi alla professione della filosofia epicurea mentre, accanto ad esse, si intravedono le prime tracce di cristianesimo, compresa la presenza della tomba dell'apostolo Pietro.
Provides up-to-date study of Greco-Roman numismatic scholarship Includes nearly 900 illustrations This book attempts to make accessible to students, scholars, and the lay public annotated, up-to-date information regarding the major coinages of the Greco-Roman world. ...
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Presents an invaluable perspective on aspects of Macedonian society and culture in the critical period of the second half of the fourth century BC when the kingdom was growing into an empire Extensive comparanda introduce ...
Rome publication is designed in parallel to the major international exhibition of the same name, produced by the Museum of Civilization in Quebec, the multicultural richness of Italy. It presents the fascinating history of the ...
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This work provides, for the first time, a chronological reference for the entire Roman state and its neighbours. Events of each year are covered in detail listing the elected consuls, major battles as well as ...
- Over 1,100 signed A-to-Z entries written by the foremost classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians and are included in this must-have resource for library collections - Maps, genealogical tables, chronologies, topical outlines, indexes, and a ...