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Introduction: Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and Balbec

The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and B albec * Benjamin A nderson In 1755, Robert Wood (ca. 1717–71) sat for his portrait by the Scottish painter Allan Ramsay (1713–84) ( see facing page) .1 A man in his late thirties...

An Enquiry into the Ancient State of Palmyra

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Our account of Palmyra is confi ned merely to that state of decay in which we found those ruins in the year 1751. It is not probable that the reader’s curiosity should stop here: Th e present remains of that city are certainly too...

The Inscriptions

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Th e ancient inscriptions we found at Palmyra were all Greek, or Palmyrene, except one in Latin. Th e greatest number of those in Greek were published by the English merchants of Aleppo, with some errors, but such as did not in any...

Plates 1–57

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... PLATE 1 A VIEW OF THE RUINED CITY OF PALMYRA, TAKEN FROM THE NORTH EAST In the following explication of this view, the plates are referred to which contain the parts of each building, at large; and whatever part...

A Journey through the Desert

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Our journey to Palmyra was that part of our tour through the East, in which we expected to meet with the greatest diffi culties, as it was much out of the common road, and where the protection of the Grand Signior could do us...

The Publisher to the Reader

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... As the principal merit of works of this kind is truth, it may not be amiss to prefi x to this, such an account of the manner in which it was undertaken, and executed, as will give the public an opportunity of judging what credit...

Imperial Rome and the Roman Empire, c. 31 BCE–284 CE

Janet DeLaine

Janet DeLaine is Associate Professor in Roman Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK, and has published widely on ancient Roman architecture and urbanism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...For roughly 300 years, from the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BCE by Octavian – later given the title of Augustus – the Roman Empire was continuously under the autocratic rule of the emperor despite often-dramatic regime change which...