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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...