The Roman Villa

The Roman Villa

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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 92 Villa house plans themselves articulate family and class identities in their traditional division into the pars rustica and the pars urbana, physical ... This style of wall decoration clearly has affinities in the Greek-speaking Mediterranean.


Title:The Roman Villa
Author: Alfred Frazer
Publisher:UPenn Museum of Archaeology - 1998-01-01
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