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Department of Classics and Ancient History


Dr Edmund Thomas - all publications

Books: authored

  • Thomas, Edmund (2007). Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Thomas, Edmund (Forthcoming). Keystones: Dialogues between Architecture, Philosophy, and Politics.
  • Thomas, Edmund (Forthcoming). Words on Buildings: Relations between Architecture and Text since Antiquity. Oxford University Press.

Edited works: contributions

  • Thomas, Edmund (2014). The Severan period. In Blackwell Companion to Roman Architecture. Quenemoen, Caroline & Ulrich, Roger Wiley-Blackwell. 82-105.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2013). Introduction: Religious Architecture in the Roman Empire, East and West. In Cities and Gods: Religious Space in Transition. Kaizer, Ted, Leone, Anna, Thomas, Edmund & Witcher, Robert BABESCH, Annual Papers in Mediterranean Archaeology. 7-8.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2006). 'Atrium', 'Palace', 'Portico', 'Forum'. In The Harvard Companion to the Classical Tradition. Grafton, Anthony, Most, Glenn & Settis, Salvatore Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Thomas, Edmund (Forthcoming). Reflecting on architecture. In A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics. Destree, Pierre & Murray, Penelope Blackwell.

Essays in edited volumes

  • Thomas, Edmund (2013). 'Architecture, rhetoric and the Sublime'. In Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture. Elsner, Jas' & Meyer, Michel Cambridge University Press.
  • Thomas,Edmund (2013). Translating Roman architecture into Greek regional identities. In Les Grecs héritiers des Romains – The Greeks Heirs of the Romans 59e Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique de la Fondation Hardt du 27 au 31 août 2012. Schubert,Paul Geneva: Fondation Hardt. 59: 147-202.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2011). ‘Houses of the dead’? Columnar sarcophagi as ‘micro-architecture’. In Life, death and representation: some new work on Roman sarcophagi. Elsner, Jas & Huskinson, Janet Berlin: De Gruyter. 387-435.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2010). Architecture. In The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies. Barchiesi, Alessandro & Scheidel, Walter Oxford University Press. 838-858.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2007). Metaphor and identity in Severan architecture: the Septizodium between reality and fantasy. In Severan Culture. Swain, Simon, Harrison, Stephen & Elsner, Jas Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 327-367.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2004). From the Pantheon of the Gods to the Pantheon of Rome. In Pantheons: Transformations of a monumental idea. Wrigley, R. & Craske, M. Aldershot: Ashgate. 11-34.
  • Thomas, Edmund (1998). AB URBE CONDITA TRI[.]: A new commemoration of the imperial tribunician powers from the imperial vicus (Castelporziano). In Castelporziano III: Campagne di scavo e restauro 1987-1991. Lauro, Maria Giuseppina Rome: Viella. 137-149.

Conference papers

  • Thomas, Edmund (1994), The monumentality of the basilica stoa at Thera and Antoninus Pius, in Xavier Dupré i Raventó&s eds, International Association of Classical Archaeology La ciutat en el món romà actes XIV Congrés Internacional d'Arqueologia Clàssica = La ciudad en el mundo romano: actas XIV Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Clásica. Tarragona, Spain, Comitè Organitzador del XIV C.I.A.C., Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Tarragona.

Edited works: conference proceedings

  • Kaizer, Ted, Leone, Anna, Thomas, Edmund & Witcher, Robert (2013). Cities and Gods: Religious Space in Transition. Cities and Gods: Religious Space in Transition, Durham, England, BABESCH, Annual Papers in Mediterranean Archaeology.

Journal papers: academic

  • Thomas,Edmund (2013). Chiasmus in Art and Text. Greece and Rome 60(01): 50-88.
  • Thomas, Edmund (2012). "Nero's Tomb" and the Crisis of the Third Century: Roman Sarcophagi as Public and Private Monuments. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 61/62(Spring/Fall): 132-151.
  • Thomas, Edmund (1997). The architectural history of the Pantheon in Rome from Agrippa to Septimius Severus via Hadrian. Hephaistos 15(1997): 163-186.
  • Thomas, Edmund & Witschel, Christian (1992). Constructing reconstruction: claim and reality of Roman rebuilding inscriptions in the Latin West. Papers of the British School at Rome 60(1992): 135-177.

Journal papers: online

Other media: research