Arches and Triumphs in Ancient Rome: The History of the Roman Empire's Most Famous Military Celebrations and Monuments
Arches and Triumphs in Ancient Rome: The History of the Roman Empire's Most Famous Military Celebrations and Monuments0 0 5 Forfatter: Charles River Editors Oplæser: Gregory T. Luzitano
At its most basic, and in its earliest incarnation, the arch was a celebration of achievement and, as such, was part of a whole series of methods used by the Romans to record, reward, and publicize success. However, as the imperial period progressed, the arch came to symbolize much more and became exclusively associated with imperial might through the building of Triumphal Arches. The story of those arches is inextricably linked to the promotion of Rome as the greatest of all powers, and of its leaders as the most worthy and able of all commanders.
The building process of arches was long and protracted, but it typically served the empire well. Indeed, the success of this physical statement can perhaps be best measured by the number of similar arches erected around the world centuries after the end of the Roman Empire, including the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Narva Triumphal Arch in Saint Petersburg, the Wellington Arch in London, and the India Gate in Delhi.
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