One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the
same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus
Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. In
The Column of Marcus Aurelius, Martin Beckmann makes a
thorough study of the form, content, and meaning of this
infrequently studied monument. Beckmann employs a new approach to
the column, one that focuses on the process of its creation and
construction, to... more...