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- Open Access.
- The Porticus of Eumachia is one of the largest, most important and yet misunderstood public buildings of the Forum of Pompeii. Its size, architecture and quality of décor stands among other near public, civic and religious monuments, and it is the materialization of the political and ideological campaign of the priestess Eumachia to glorify the imperial family and divulgate the program of publica magnificentia perpetuated in Rome by the emperor Augustus. The Building of Eumachia is thus based upon a model that was at its peak of diffusion in the Capital: the porticus. The city of Rome provides numerous exceptional examples of monumental porticus, from the period of the Late Republic, and especially from the Early Empire. This thesis aims to reconsider the Porticus of Eumachia under the light of such political and ideological relationships, but also providing an architectural interpretation of the building, re-examining its components, spatial qualities and formal aspects, in order to propose a new image of its former glorious appearance. The reconstruction is based on thorough field research, drawing, sketching and analyzing architectural fragments and various parts of the building, along with an accurate study of the literary and artistic sources from the time of the excavations, occurred between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century.
- Dissertation Note:
- M.Arch. Pennsylvania State University 2016.
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