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The Aurelian column is always outclassed by Trajan's Column, but this book vindicates the monument to Marcus Aurelius's wars on the Danube.

The Aurelian column is always outclassed by Trajan's Column, but this book vindicates the monument to Marcus Aurelius's wars on the Danube. The Column of Marcus Aurelius is more worn and eroded than its more famous colleague near the forum, but it is also more "baroque" if such an anachronistic term can be applied to Classical art. Marcus Aurelius spent the better part of his time as emperor engaging Germanic and Sarmatian tribesmen on the Danube

One of the best-preserved and most significant Roman Imperial monuments, the. One of the best-preserved and most significant Roman Imperial monuments, the column of Marcus Aurelius is depicts some of the most violent and harrowing scenes of warfare known from the Roman world.

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Columna Centenaria Divorum Marci et Faustinae, Italian: Colonna di Marco Aurelio) is a Roman victory column in Piazza Colonna, Rome, Italy. It is a Doric column featuring a spiral relief: it was built in honour of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and modeled on Trajan's Column

Column of Marcus Aurelius. Colonna di Marco Aurelio. The reliefs are deeper and more expressive than those on the Column of Trajan, but they are also less refined and the compositions have a lower quality.

Column of Marcus Aurelius. Inside the column, which has a diameter of . meters, is a spiraling staircase with 201 steps that leads to a platform at the top on which a statue of Marcus Aurelius and his wife Faustina the younger used to stand. The original statue disappeared in the sixteenth century. In 1589 pope Pius V had a bronze statue of St. Paul on top of the column.

Ancient sources refer to the Column of Marcus Aurelius as a columna cochlis or (in one case only, CIL V. 585) a. . 585) a columna centenaria. 2. Location The choice of location was directly relevant to the location of Marcus’ wars: beside the Via Flaminia, the road leading north to the scene of the campaigns and in the same general area where he is shown leaving and later returning to Rome on the Profectio and Adventus Panel Reliefs (Ryberg (1967)).

One of the best-preserved and most significant Roman Imperial monuments, the column of Marcus Aurelius is depicts some of the most violent and harrowing scenes of warfare known from the Roman world. In the first ever detailed study of this monument, Iain Ferris analyzes the military campaigns recorded on the frieze and discusses the column in its broader political, artistic, and cultural context.

2 A general view of the Column of Marcus Aurelius today, Piazza Colonna, Rome. 3 Coin portrait of Antoninus Pius. 4 Coin portrait of Faustina the Younger. Download Free Books Downloader.

Hate and War: The Column of Marcus Aurelius. Jones, Mark Wilson (2000). Principles of Roman Architecture.

The 'Columnae Coc(h)lides' of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius". Phoenix (Classical Association of Canada) 56 (3/4): 348–357. Hate and War: The Column of Marcus Aurelius.

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One of the best-preserved and most significant Roman Imperial monuments, the column of Marcus Aurelius is depicts some of the most violent and harrowing scenes of warfare known from the Roman world. Commissioned by the Emperor Commodus, the column’s shaft is decorated with a spiral frieze commemorating his father’s campaigns in against the Marcomanni and the Samartians. In the first ever detailed study of this monument, Iain Ferris analyzes the military campaigns recorded on the frieze and discusses the column in its broader political, artistic, and cultural context. This is an important study of a period that proved to be a turning point in the history of the Roman Empire, with a growing and deep-seated fear of barbarian incursions dating from this time, a fear that was to prove justified for the Western Roman Empire.
Hate and War: The Column of Marcus Aurelius download epub
Ancient Civilizations
Author: Dr Iain Ferris
ISBN: 0752446959
Category: History
Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 160 pages