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Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain: Studies on the Imperial Monuments at Mérida and Tarragona

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Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain: Studies on the Imperial Monuments at Mérida and Tarragona

Duncan Fishwick, "Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain: Studies on the Imperial Monuments at Mérida and Tarragona"
English | ISBN: 1472412656 | 2016 | 332 pages | EPUB | 9 MB

The studies included in this volume supplement the work already published by the author on the imperial cult in the Roman West, focussing on the monuments of two cities in Roman Spain, Augusta Emerita (now Mérida) and Tarraco (now Tarragona). The introduction gives the general background and context of the four following studies and argues in favour of proactive initiative from the centre.
The core of the book is a study of the provincial forum at Augusta Emerita. It opens with a historiographic survey followed by discussion of the plaza (location, portico, "Arco de Trajano"), then surveys other structures and their general architectonic significance. Discussion of the hexastyle temple at the centre of the precinct considers its date of construction and the influence of the provincial governor, L. Fulcinius Trio, in copying the Aedes Concordiae at Rome. Two long sections assigned to analysis of inscriptions and the significance of the provincial centre of Lusitania complete the study.