By Katharine T. von Stackelberg
This leading edge ebook is the 1st finished research of historic Roman gardens to mix literary and archaeological proof with modern house idea. It applies various interdisciplinary equipment together with entry research, literary and gender idea to supply a serious framework for examining Roman gardens as actual websites and representations.
The Roman backyard: house, feel, and Society examines how the backyard functioned as a conceptual, sensual and actual house in Roman society, and its use as a motor vehicle of cultural verbal exchange. Readers will study not just concerning the content material and improvement of the Roman backyard, but additionally how they promoted stories and stories. It encompasses a exact unique research of backyard terminology and concludes with 3 case stories at the apartment of Octavius Quartio and the home of the Menander in Pompeii, Pliny’s Tuscan backyard, and Caligula’s Horti Lamiani in Rome.
Providing either an advent and a complicated research, this can be a worthwhile and unique addition to the transforming into scholarship in historical gardens and may supplement classes on Roman background, panorama archaeology and environmental history.
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The Roman Garden: Space, Sense, and Society (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies) by Katharine T. von Stackelberg