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Egypt in Roman Visual and Material Culture

Caitlín Eilís Barrett.

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Egyptology; Classical Art and Architecture; Historical Archaeology. 15415 words.

This review article addresses current controversies and opportunities in research on the roles, uses, and meanings of “Egypt” in ancient Roman visual and material culture. Accordingly, the...

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Greek Engineering and Construction

Frederick A. Cooper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 12257 words.

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...

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Land Transport, Part 1: Roads and Bridges

Lorenzo Quilici.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 13615 words.

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...

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

Georges Raepsaet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 10789 words.

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...

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Urban Landscape and Architecture

Robin Osborne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Historical Archaeology. 4619 words.

That the idea of the polis came to stand as a reference point for Hellenic cultural ideals is not, as one might have thought, purely the result of later memory, or memorialization of the...

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