Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Ancient History

Volume

5

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

41

DOI

10.1515/jah-2016-0021

Abstract

The arch dedicated to Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus at Oea was an important component in that town’s building activity. By situating the arch within its socio-historical context and acknowledging the political identity of Oea and nearby towns, this article shows that the arch at Oea far surpassed nearby contemporary arches in style, material, and execution. Further, this article demonstrates that the arch was a key element in Oea’s Roman identity. Finally, the article bridges disciplinary boundaries by bringing together art historical analysis with the concepts of euergetism, Roman civic status, and inter-city rivalry in the Roman Empire.

Comments

This article is published as 2017 “A New Examination of the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus at Oea,” Journal of Ancient History 5(1): 1-41. doi: 10.1515/jah-2016-0021. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

De Gruyter

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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