The Roman Villa: Villa Urbana

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, Jan 1, 1998 - Architecture - 110 pages
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This edited volume, based upon the first Williams Symposium on Classical Architecture, focuses on the theme of the well-appointed Roman country house. Using archaeological and textual evidence, the chapters address issues of villa composition, economy, and society. This fine volume also explores the possible reasons that Greeks did not embrace the villa lifestyle as the Romans so eagerly did. Finally, this book provides a promising foundation for future studies of the nature of the villa phenomenon.

Symposium Series 9

 

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Contents

Villa rustica alimentaria et annonaria Guy P R Metraux
1
Hellenistische Vorlaufer der romischen Villa Hans Lauter
21
The House of the Sicilian Greeks Elizabeth Fentress
29
The Villa as Cultural Symbol Andrew WallaceHadrill
43
New Research Chrystina Hauber
55
Villa Hadriana Raum Licht und Konstruktion Adolf Hoffmann
65
The Roman Villa as a Locus of Art Collections Richard Neudecker
77
Realism and romanitas in the Architectural Vistas of the 2nd Style Ann Kuttner
93
List of Figures
109
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