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Not census but deductio: Reconsidering the ‘Ara of Domitius Ahenobarbus’

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Since its rediscovery in the late nineteenth century, the ‘Ara of Domitius Ahenobarbus’ has become a keystone in the history of Roman republican art. Following the seminal interpretation of Alfred von Domaszewski, the monument is usually understood as commemorating the key stages of the Roman census. This paper offers a fundamental reappraisal of the Ara's imagery, based on an iconographic analysis which takes into account all relevant signs of rank and status such as shoes, clothing and othe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0075435818000515

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Subgroup:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Roman Studies Journal website
Volume:
108
Pages:
27-52
Publication date:
2018-08-06
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
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EISSN:
1753-528X
ISSN:
0075-4358
Pubs id:
pubs:938200
URN:
uri:e4eebc63-acbd-48c4-b141-e43b2678c29a
UUID:
uuid:e4eebc63-acbd-48c4-b141-e43b2678c29a
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pubs:938200

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