Ravenna in Late Antiquity by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

By Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

Ravenna used to be the most very important towns of overdue old Europe. among four hundred and 751 advert, it used to be the place of abode of western Roman emperors, Ostrogothic kings, and Byzantine governors of Italy, whereas its bishops and archbishops ranked moment in simple terms to the popes. in this 350-year interval, town was once steadily enlarged and enriched by way of amazing artistic endeavors and structure, a lot of which nonetheless continue to exist this present day. therefore, Ravenna and its monuments are of severe significance to historians and artwork historians of the past due old international. This e-book offers a entire survey of Ravenna's heritage and monuments in overdue antiquity, together with discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of paintings works. A synthesis of the voluminous literature in this subject, this quantity offers an English-language access element for the research of this attention-grabbing urban.

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TS in Ravellna and Classc, most not~bly since the 1960s under the direction o f Giol'~nna Berrnond iVlontanari and i\-1aria Grazia Maioli. Sites excavated extensively indut-le Poderc Marabina. Via i\ hrabina, Podcre Chiavichetta. and the basi lica of San Severo in Classe, the sites of the Banca Popolare and Via D'Azeglio in the heart of Ravenna, and the site known as Palazzolo to the north of the city. I E ART AND ARCH ITE CTU RE the Istituto was reorganized as parr of the Diparrimcnto di Archcologia, with a specific unit ba sed at Ravenna, the Fac(Jiti di Conservazione ,lei Beni cultura li (Serle di Ran'nna ).

Water Archaeological s~e 1 Via O'Azeglio 2 Banea Popolare 3 Ex orti Baccineni 4 Largo Firenze 5 · Palace of Theoderic' 6 UPIM (Via di Roma) 7 Santa Croce 8 Porta Cybo 9 Padere Chiavichetta, Classe 10 San Severo, Classe 11 Padars Marablna 12 St. Probus \, . - =-'. ,. -cnt

00 Archaeological soundi ngs ha\'e revealed a large pu blie piazza or forum at the jnnction of the Padenn3 and the fossa Lamiifl ami ou tside the (Jppidlllll wall. :1, perhaps a market area, as it was associated with a large quar along the waterway and with many fragments of late republican and ea rly imperia I amphorae. n [he first century AD. l , a temple to the (J eilied Julius Caesar, huilt at the en(J of [he reign of Augustus. ,m Numerous pieces of arChitectural sculpture dating to the first and second cenruries arc supplemellfed by otners that date to the third and fourth centuries; many of them survive because they were reused in Ravellna's Christian churches in the fifth and sixth cenruries.

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