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Urbanisation in the time of Claudius in the western provinces of the Empire

Cappelletto, Erika

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Abstract

The present work encompasses an analysis of Claudius’ activities in the provinces of the western Empire in order to get an idea of his political attitude in a broader context and see how his interests in the provinces influence the urban works. The first aim of the project is to find structures, urban development and changes in the cities which are directly connected to Claudius. The second goal is a reflection on planning issues and strategies adopted by the emperor. In particular It was conducted a comprehensive examination of new buildings or additions to prior ones (with statues for example) and the underlying intentions as well as how and in which way the prototypes in Italy influenced the construction in the provinces. The last aim is connected to Venturi’s work who deals with his activities in Italy and in particular at Rome and Ravenna. I retrieve if the trends found by Venturi are applicable also in the provinces and I try to find new ones as well which can explain his political actions.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Stupperich, Dr. Reinhard
Date of thesis defense: 6 February 2014
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 07:17
Date: 2019
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Klassische Archäologie
Subjects: 930 History of ancient world
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