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Organic Monuments: The Changing Landscapes of Augustan Rome

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregg, Christopher A. Endres, Alexandra
dc.creator Endres, Alexandra 2015-04-17 2015-08-04T16:15:42Z 2015-08-04T16:15:42Z 2015-08-04
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the manner in which the shrinking landscape of an early Imperial Rome led to an increased utilization of vegetal motifs in Roman art. Beginning in the late first century BCE, Augustus attempted to emphasize the natural world within the city by introducing actual green space through gardens, groves, and parks while also associating himself with various forms of arboreal mythology. Augustus compensated for the transient nature of these public gardens and groves by providing permanent monuments upon which the imagery of a verdant, prosperous earth could flourish, instilling within the viewer a sense of wonder and appreciation for the abundance brought forth by the emperor and the beginning of a new Golden Age in Rome.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Augustus en_US
dc.subject gardens en_US
dc.subject landscape en_US
dc.subject green space en_US
dc.subject Ara Pacis en_US
dc.subject Rome en_US
dc.title Organic Monuments: The Changing Landscapes of Augustan Rome en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Art History en_US Master's en Art History en George Mason University en

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