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The Museum of Augustus

The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, the Portico of Philippus in Rome, and Latin Poetry

The Museum of Augustus( )
Author: Heslin, Peter
ISBN:978-1-60606-421-4
Publication Date:May 2015
Publisher:Getty Publications
Imprint:J. Paul Getty Museum
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

In the Odes, Horace writes of his own work, "I have built a monument more enduring than bronze,"--a striking metaphor that hints at how the poetry and built environment of ancient Rome are inextricably linked. This fascinating work of original scholarship makes the precise and detailed argument that painted illustrations of the Trojan War, both public and private, were a collective visual resource for selected works of Virgil, Horace, and Propertius. Carefully researched...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Design / Decorative Arts
History / Ancient / Greece
Art / History / General
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Art / General
Religion / General
History / Ancient / Rome
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.293 x 10.101 x 1.211 Inches
Book Weight:2.979 Pounds



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