The Emperors' Needles
Egyptian Obelisks and Rome
Susan Sorek teaches in the Classics Department at Lampeter University and is Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Her books include 'Ancient Historians' (2005).
List of Illustrations Preface Standing Obelisks and their Present Locations Chronologies Introduction: The History of the Pharaonic Egypt 1. The Cult of the Sun Stone: The Origins of the Obelisk 2. Created from Stone: How Egyptian Obelisks were Made 3. Contact with the West: Greece and Rome 4. Roman Annexation of Egypt 5. Egyptian Influences in Rome 6. Augustus and the First Egyptian Obelisks to Reach Rome 7. Other Augustan Obelisks 8. Augustus' Successors: Tiberius and Caligula 9. Claudius and Nero: The Last of Augustus' Dynasty 10. The Flavian Emperors and the Obelisks of Domitian 11. The Emperor Hadrian: A Memorial to Grief 12. Constantine and the New Rome 13. From Rome to Constantinople 14. An Obelisk in France 15. Obelisks in Britain 16. From the Old World to the New: An Obelisk in New York 17. The Obelisk Builders and the Standing Obelisks of Egypt Conclusions Appendix: Translations of Two Obelisk Inscriptions Bibliography Index
... a very readable and accessible book that will be enjoyed by anyone who seeks something more than the basic comments one might find in a generic guidebook.
Archaeology Travel, www.archaeology-travel.com
Size: 230 x 150 mm
Publication: February 5, 2010