Ancient History & Civilisation

The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present

The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present

The Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately 125 AD on the site of an earlier, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly displays the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman architecture and engineering. The Pantheon gives an up-to-date account of recent research on the best preserved building in the corpus of ancient Roman architecture from the time of its construction to the twenty-first century. Each chapter addresses a specific fundamental issue or period pertaining to the building; together, the essays in this volume shed light on all aspects of the Pantheon's creation, and establish the importance of the history of the building to an understanding of its ancient fabric and heritage, its present state, and its special role in the survival and evolution of ancient architecture in modern Rome.

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Agrippa’s Pantheon and Its Origin

Chapter 3. New Perspectives on the Dating of the Pantheon

Chapter 4. The Conception and Construction of Drum and Dome

Chapter 5. Sources and Parallels for the Design and Construction of the Pantheon

Chapter 6. The Pantheon Builders: Estimating Manpower for Construction

Chapter 7. Building on Adversity: The Pantheon and Problems with Its Construction

Chapter 8. The Pantheon in the Middle Ages

Chapter 9. Impressions of the Pantheon in the Renaissance

Chapter 10. The Pantheon in the Seventeenth Century

Chapter 11. Neoclassical Remodeling and Reconception, 1700–1820

Chapter 12. A Nineteenth-Century Monument for the State

Chapter 13. The Pantheon in the Modern Age

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