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Column/Monumental column
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A. Interpretatio Christiana ofIillustrated Columns (CT)

Whether in architectural contexts or isolated as monumental columns, scarcely any building element in post-classical times is linked so closely with reference to Antiquity as the column. This is true both positively, in the sense of a conscious renovatio of Classical or Christian Antiquity, and negatively, in connexion wit…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Meier, Hans-Rudolf, “Column/Monumental column”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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