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Organic Monuments: The Changing Landscapes of Augustan Rome

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregg, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.author Endres, Alexandra
dc.creator Endres, Alexandra
dc.date 2015-04-17
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-04T16:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-04T16:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-04
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9712
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
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Art History en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Art History en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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