Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa (Paperback)Caroline K. Mackenzie (author)
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An exploration of the landscape setting asks whether property location was as important a factor in the time of Roman Britain as it is today and probes the motives of the villa's architects and their client. Lullingstone's celebrated mosaics are also investigated from a fresh perspective. Why were these scenes chosen and what impact did they have on various visitors to the villa? Comparison with some contemporary Romano-British villas allows us to assess whether Lullingstone is what we would expect, or whether it is exceptional. Examples from the wider Roman world are also introduced to enquire how Lullingstone's residents adopted Roman architecture and potentially the social customs which accompanied it.
Number of pages: 70
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 255 x 205 x 10 mm
The author weaves into her text numerous references to other villas and compares them with Lullingstone. This feature and the broader discussion of the social setting makes the book much more than a guide-book. It is a 'must' for anyone planning to visit Lullingstone and has much to offer any reader with an interest in Roman Britain. - Rupert Jackson (2021), Classics for All
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