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Architecture  

Edmund Thomas

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Perhaps more than other aspect of Roman culture, the study of architecture is affected by two preconceptions, the first resulting from its durability, the second from later attitudes. ... More

Bathhouses As Places of Social and Cultural Interaction  

Yaron Z. Eliav

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses Roman public bathhouses, which provided a wide range of services that included swimming pools, saunas, and meeting rooms. It looks at the technology and cultural ... More

Figurines  

Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
A recent thought concerning Aegean prehistoric figurines was penned by Colin Renfrew. The trajectory of Renfrew's scholarship parallels the trends in the study of Aegean Bronze Age ... More

Frescoes  

Anne P. Chapin

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Pictorial painting in fresco is a defining characteristic of Aegean culture, yet the art form presents numerous challenges to modern study. Prehistoric frescoes are durable but fragile, ... More

Greek Engineering and Construction  

Frederick A. Cooper

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article provides information on domestic and utilitarian architecture. The organization of this article intentionally follows the section topics typical of a modern engineering and ... More

Iconography  

Charles Brian Rose

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Deciphering the language of imagery used by the Romans requires an examination of all components of material culture, whether or not we would classify them as ‘art’. We often ask ‘what is ... More

Innovation and Society in the Roman World  

Miko Flohr

This article assesses the impact of innovation on Roman society. It starts from a critical engagement with past debate about technological progress, which over the past decades has been ... More

Jewelry  

Robert Laffineur

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Jewelry, usually designating both gold and silver work, is undoubtedly one of the most significant classes among the so-called small finds in the prehistoric Aegean. The corpus of finds is ... More

Land Transport, Part 1: Roads and Bridges  

Lorenzo Quilici

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article concentrates on the roads and bridges of the Italian peninsula. The Via Appia represented the affirmation of a rational design. Its design can be compared to that of modern ... More

Land Transport, Part 2: Riding, Harnesses, and Vehicles  

Georges Raepsaet

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to define comprehensively the technical framework and the principle configurations of land transport across the Greco-Roman world. The capacities that animals offer ... More

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