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The Resource Constantine & Rome, R. Ross Holloway

Constantine & Rome, R. Ross Holloway

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Constantine & Rome
Title
Constantine & Rome
Statement of responsibility
R. Ross Holloway
Title variation
Constantine and Rome
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Constantine the Great (285-337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. In this learned and highly readable book, Ross Holloway examines Constantine's remarkable building programme in Rome. Holloway begins by examining the Christian Church in the period before the Peace of 313, when Constantine and his co-emperor Licinius ended the persecution of the Christians. He then focuses on the structure, style, and significance of important monuments: the Arch of Constantine and the two great Christian basilicas, St. John's in the Lateran and St. Peter's, as well as the imperial mausoleum at Tor Pignatara. In a final chapter Holloway advances a new interpretation of the archaeology of the Tomb of St. Peter beneath the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. The tomb, he concludes, was not the original resting place of the remains venerated as those of the Apostle but was created only in 251 by Pope Cornelius. Drawing on the most up-to-date archaeological evidence, he describes a cityscape that was at once Christian and pagan, mirroring the personality of its ruler
Cataloging source
COO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Constantine & Rome, R. Ross Holloway
Label
Constantine & Rome, R. Ross Holloway
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1nps21
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constantine and the Christians -- The Arches -- Basilicas, baptistry, and burial -- The Tomb of St. Peter
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129717
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote

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