By Erika Manders
Present scholarship on Roman imperial illustration addresses either the ways that person rulers offered themselves to their matters and the way specific facets of imperial illustration constructed over the years. This publication combines those techniques. It examines the diachronic improvement of the illustration of Roman imperial energy as an entire in a single medium over an extended time period. via a quantitative and qualitative research of coin forms issued among A.D. 193 and 284, styles within the illustration of third-century Roman emperors on imperial coinage are made seen. the result's a brand new viewpoint at the improvement of imperial ideology in instances of quandary.
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Clarke, “Third-century christianity”, in: Bowman, Garnsey and Cameron, CAH 122, pp. 589–671; p. 616. M. de Ste. ”, Past & Present 26 (1963), pp. 6–38; p. 6. 1–5; Tertullian, De Corona Militis; Tertullian, Scorpiace; Tertullian Ad Scapulam; the Passio of Perpetua and Felicitas. 67 Rives, “The decree of Decius and the religion of empire”, pp. 135–154; I. Gradel, Emperor Worship and Roman Religion (Oxford, 2002), p. 368 and Clarke, “Third-century Christianity”, p. 626. See also Manders, “Communicating messages through coins”, pp.
In: A. Lippold and N. , Bonner Festgabe Johannes Straub zum 65. Geburtstag am 18. Oktober 1977 (Bonn, 1977), pp. 277–95; p. 277 with n. 2. coins in context 13 events could have influenced the rulers’ visual programs, in a direct or indirect way. Although, as Witschel has demonstrated, not all inhabitants of the Roman Empire experienced troubles to the same extent in the period 193–284, nearly all thirty-fĳive Augusti had to cope with difffĳiculties in various parts of the Empire. 9 First, external threats pressured the emperors and their armed forces at the frontiers.
53–63. 101 In addition to legitimization, representation of power could also (and of course simultaneously) be employed for information and glorifĳication. The last objective is the most conspicuous and therefore the most treacherous one; it can provide the concept ‘representation of power’ with a negative connotation and moreover it can obscure its pluriform character. Communicating imperial ideology Any form of representation makes use of media. Various media could contain (symbolic) references to imperial power and present a particular picture of the emperor, for instance imperial and provincial coinage, reliefs and imperial portraits, literary and administrative texts, texts of law, petitions, votive inscriptions, games, and imperial appearances.