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The Legacy Of Hadrian: Roman Monumental Civic Fountains In Greece

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After Greece came under Roman control in 196 B.C., successive Roman administrations largely allowed urban spaces in this region to develop with little intervention for over three hundred years, until the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Hadrian studied Greek achievements in such areas as music, art, and geometry, the latter of which influenced the direction of architectural design during his reign. Fountains mark the junction between aqueduct and city and are unlike any previous artistic water display in Greece. This chapter suggests that these innovative edifices were part of a concerted effort to foster a new relationship between the emperor and the inhabitants of Greece. The architecture of the Larissa nymphaeum simultaneously evokes the memory of Classical Greek grottos of the nymphs and the enormous fountains built by emperors in the heart of Rome.

Keywords: aqueduct; Hadrian; Larissa nymphaeum; Roman Greece



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