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Title: 
Hometown boy: honoring an emperor's roots in Roman North Africa [Roman Architecture]
Author(s): 
Kleiner, Diana E. E.
Language: 
eng
Description: 
  • Educação Superior::Linguística, Letras e Artes::Artes
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Sociais Aplicadas::Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Presents a class of Professor Kleiner that discusses two Roman cities in North Africa: Timgad and Leptis Magna. Timgad was created as an entirely new colony for Roman army veterans by Trajan in A.D. 100, and designed all at once as an ideal castrum plan. Leptis Magna, conversely, grew more gradually from its Carthaginian roots, experiencing significant Roman development under Augustus and Hadrian. Septimius Severus, the first Roman emperor from North Africa, was born at Leptis and his hometown was renovated in connection with his historic visit to the city. This large-scale program of architectural expansion features the Severan Forum and Basilica and the nearby Arch of Septimius Severus, a tetrapylon or four-sided arch located at the crossing of two major streets. The lecture culminates with the unique Hunting Baths, a late second or early third-century structure built for a group of entrepreneurs who supplied exotic animals to Rome's amphitheaters. Its intimate vaulted spaces are revealed on the outside of the building and silhouetted picturesquely against the sea, suggesting that the bath's owners knew how to innovate through concrete architecture and how to enjoy life
Issue Date: 
  • 2-Apr-2009
  • 6-Apr-2010
  • 6-Apr-2010
  • 6-Apr-2010
  • 6-Apr-2010
Publisher: 
Yale University, Open Yale Courses
Keywords: 
  • Roman architecture
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Sociais Aplicadas::Arquitetura e Urbanismo::História da Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Educação Superior::Linguística, Letras e Artes::Artes::História da Arte
  • Roman history
Notes: 
To learn about Roman architecture
Credits: 
Duration: 1 h, 12 min, 58 s. To hear this resource its necessary the instalation of Quick time. Available at: <http://www.apple.com/pt/quicktime/>
Source: 
http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/13441
URI: 
http://acervodigital.unesp.br/handle/unesp/369811
Rights: 
Yale University 2009. Some rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable Credits section of certain lecture pages, all content on this web site is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please refer to the Credits section to determine whether third-party restrictions on the use of content apply
Type: 
áudio
Appears in Collections:MEC - Objetos Educacionais (BIOE) - OE

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