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Politics and Monument in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Online-Image Documentation for the Handbook of Roman State Monuments

Political monuments developed an important meaning in the ancient societies of Greece and the Roman Empire. In the city-states of classical Greece, monuments in public spaces represented the identity of the political society and the claim to power of certain men. These monuments also represented the charisma of rulers in the monarchies of Hellenism. In the time of the Roman Republic, military leaders fought for power in the state through these monuments. During the imperial age, rulers achieved a unique ideological presence through their monuments and images. The project has a comprehensive documentation of political monuments of antiquity and their interpretation in the sense of political-, social- and mentality history in mind.

Funding of the publication as well as the Heidelberg database comes from the Manfred Lautenschläger Preis. The data that was collected during the previous research are supposed to be integrated into Arachne and published after the initial publication of the volume.

Link: Homepage of the research project „Politics and Monument in Greek and Roman Antiquity“ at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Heidelberg.

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Tonio Hölscher

Employees: Dr. Katja Lembke, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schäfer, Dr. Florian Stilp, Dr. Kai Töpfer

Funding: Manfred Lautenschläger Preis