God on Earth: Emperor Domitian

The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD

Edited by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Nathalie de Haan, Eric M. Moormann & Claire Stocks | Forthcoming

God on Earth: Emperor Domitian

The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD

Edited by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Nathalie de Haan, Eric M. Moormann & Claire Stocks | Forthcoming

ISBN: 9789088909542

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | ca. 190 pp. | Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities 24 | Series: PALMA | Language: English | 50 illus. (bw) | 50 illus. (fc) | Keywords: Classical archaeology, Classical history, Domitian; Roman Empire; Flavian dynasty; ancient Rome; imperial power and representation; Anchoring Innovation | download cover

Publication date: 15-04-2021

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    ISBN: 9789088909542

    Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | ca. 190 pp. | Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities 24 | Series: PALMA | Language: English | 50 illus. (bw) | 50 illus. (fc) | Keywords: Classical archaeology, Classical history, Domitian; Roman Empire; Flavian dynasty; ancient Rome; imperial power and representation; Anchoring Innovation | download cover

    Publication date: 15-04-2021

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In life, the emperor Domitian (81-96 CE) marketed himself as a god; after his assassination he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a literary, cultural, and monumental revival on a scale not witnessed since Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. In tandem with an exhibition in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden and the Mercati Traianei in Rome, this volume offers a fresh perspective on Domitian and his reign.

This collection of papers, produced by a group of international scholars, displays a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the emperor and his works that begins with an overview of Rome and its imperial system and ends with a reappraisal of Domitian and his legacy. The subject of memory sanctions after his death, Domitian’s reputation has suffered as a result of the negative press he received both in antiquity and thereafter.

Building upon recent scholarship that has sought to re-evaluate the last of the Flavian emperors, the papers in this volume present the latest research on Domitian’s building programmes and military exploits as well as the literary sources produced during and after his reign, all of which paint a picture of an emperor who – despite being loathed by Rome’s elite – did much to shape the landscape of Rome as we know it today.

Prefaces
Wim Weijland (RMO); Claudio Parisi Presicce (Musei in Comune Roma); Ineke Sluiter and André Lardinois (Anchoring Innovation)

Introduction
Nathalie de Haan, Eric Moormann, Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Claire Stocks

Part 1: Ruling the Empire

Ruling the Empire: Emperors before 69
Olivier Hekster

The city of Rome before 69
Domenico Palombi

The Flavians, a new dynasty
Barbara Levick

Impact of Empire (Bedriacum, Cremona and Brescia)
Francesca Morandini, Lilia Palmieri, Marina Volonté

Part 2: Building the Empire

Building the Empire: The changing cityscape of Rome
Eric Moormann

Domitian and the military
Jon Coulston

The Arch of Titus in the Circus Maximus
Claudio Parisi Presicce

Britannia under Domitian
Barbara Birley and Frances McIntosh

The Germanic limes under Domitian (the Netherlands)
Jasper de Bruin

Part 3: The Image of the Emperor

The Image of the Emperor: Portraiture
Jane Fejfer

Historical reliefs and architecture
Paolo Liverani

Literature
Claire Stocks

The area of the Imperial Fora under Domitian
Claudio Parisi Presicce

Style icons. The soft power of imperial women
Lien Foubert

Part 4: The World of Domitian

The World of Domitian: Living like the emperor (the Palatine)
Aurora Raimondi Cominesi and Claire Stocks

Entertainment and spectacle
Daniëlle Slootjes

Sports in the Empire
Onno van Nijf and PhD student

Between Magnificence and Misery: Living Conditions in Metropolitan Rome
Nathalie de Haan

Archaeological evidence from Domitian’s Palatine
Natascha Sojc

The villa of Domitian at Castel Gandolfo, title to be announced
Claudia Valeri

Part 5: Man and God

Man and God: Religion
Frits Naerebout

Art and architecture
Diane Conlin

Literature
Antony Augoustakis and Emma Buckley

Iseum Campense, Rome
Miguel John Versluys

Part 6: Fall and Afterlife

Fall and Afterlife: Regime change/Reputation in antiquity Portraiture and memory sanctions
Caroline Vout

Afterlife: title to be announced
Maria Paola Del Moro

An enemy of God on the imperial throne? The reception of Domitian during the Middle Ages
Nine Miedema

The remembrance of Domitian at Dakleh (Egypt)
Olaf Kaper

Conclusive Assessment

Index
General Bibliography

Abstract:

In life, the emperor Domitian (81-96 CE) marketed himself as a god; after his assassination he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a literary, cultural, and monumental revival on a scale not witnessed since Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. In tandem with an exhibition in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden and the Mercati Traianei in Rome, this volume offers a fresh perspective on Domitian and his reign.

This collection of papers, produced by a group of international scholars, displays a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the emperor and his works that begins with an overview of Rome and its imperial system and ends with a reappraisal of Domitian and his legacy. The subject of memory sanctions after his death, Domitian’s reputation has suffered as a result of the negative press he received both in antiquity and thereafter.

Building upon recent scholarship that has sought to re-evaluate the last of the Flavian emperors, the papers in this volume present the latest research on Domitian’s building programmes and military exploits as well as the literary sources produced during and after his reign, all of which paint a picture of an emperor who – despite being loathed by Rome’s elite – did much to shape the landscape of Rome as we know it today.

Contents

Prefaces
Wim Weijland (RMO); Claudio Parisi Presicce (Musei in Comune Roma); Ineke Sluiter and André Lardinois (Anchoring Innovation)

Introduction
Nathalie de Haan, Eric Moormann, Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Claire Stocks

Part 1: Ruling the Empire

Ruling the Empire: Emperors before 69
Olivier Hekster

The city of Rome before 69
Domenico Palombi

The Flavians, a new dynasty
Barbara Levick

Impact of Empire (Bedriacum, Cremona and Brescia)
Francesca Morandini, Lilia Palmieri, Marina Volonté

Part 2: Building the Empire

Building the Empire: The changing cityscape of Rome
Eric Moormann

Domitian and the military
Jon Coulston

The Arch of Titus in the Circus Maximus
Claudio Parisi Presicce

Britannia under Domitian
Barbara Birley and Frances McIntosh

The Germanic limes under Domitian (the Netherlands)
Jasper de Bruin

Part 3: The Image of the Emperor

The Image of the Emperor: Portraiture
Jane Fejfer

Historical reliefs and architecture
Paolo Liverani

Literature
Claire Stocks

The area of the Imperial Fora under Domitian
Claudio Parisi Presicce

Style icons. The soft power of imperial women
Lien Foubert

Part 4: The World of Domitian

The World of Domitian: Living like the emperor (the Palatine)
Aurora Raimondi Cominesi and Claire Stocks

Entertainment and spectacle
Daniëlle Slootjes

Sports in the Empire
Onno van Nijf and PhD student

Between Magnificence and Misery: Living Conditions in Metropolitan Rome
Nathalie de Haan

Archaeological evidence from Domitian’s Palatine
Natascha Sojc

The villa of Domitian at Castel Gandolfo, title to be announced
Claudia Valeri

Part 5: Man and God

Man and God: Religion
Frits Naerebout

Art and architecture
Diane Conlin

Literature
Antony Augoustakis and Emma Buckley

Iseum Campense, Rome
Miguel John Versluys

Part 6: Fall and Afterlife

Fall and Afterlife: Regime change/Reputation in antiquity Portraiture and memory sanctions
Caroline Vout

Afterlife: title to be announced
Maria Paola Del Moro

An enemy of God on the imperial throne? The reception of Domitian during the Middle Ages
Nine Miedema

The remembrance of Domitian at Dakleh (Egypt)
Olaf Kaper

Conclusive Assessment

Index
General Bibliography










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