TITLE

Reflections of Imperialism: The Meta Sudans in Rome and the Provinces

AUTHOR(S)
Longfellow, Brenda
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Dec2010, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history and significance of Meta Sudans fountains in Ancient Rome and Roman provinces. The author describes the imperial nature of the fountains, noting how their placement in provinces served as a symbol of benevolence and as a reminder of Roman power. She describes the design and construction of the Meta Sudans, addresses the use of the image of the fountains in imperial and provincial coinage, and provides commentary from classical and contemporary scholars. An examination of Meta Sudans construction under several emperors and photographs relating to the text are also included.
ACCESSION #
55821204

 

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