By Birgit Bergmann

even though the emperor’s wreath is omnipresent in Roman paintings, little realization has been paid to it in classical scholarship, a spot crammed by way of the current paintings. With recourse to archaeological and written assets, shape, functionality and that means of the wreaths in (primarily) imperial graphics are, for the 1st time, analysed and interpreted systematically. the most topic are laurel and oak wreaths. Their employment in cult, triumphs and the army area is studied, in addition to the improvement of a selected oak wreath, the so-called corona civica, into the imperial wreath par excellence.

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