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By Ronald Syme

The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional remedy of a good subject matter - the autumn of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome among 60 BC and advert 14, and the increase to energy of the best of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of kingdom and society, the violent transference of energy and estate, and the institution of Augustus' rule are awarded in an unconventional narrative, which costs from old facts, refers seldomly to fashionable gurus, and states debatable evaluations fairly brazenly. the result's a e-book that's either clean and compelling.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY +C. E. Ostenberg, Case etrusche di Acquarossa (Rome, 1975); +S. , Case e palazzi d ’Etruria (Milan, 1985), 41-58; + Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese, Ricerche svedesi a San Giovenale e Acquarossa, 1956-1986 (Rome, 1986). ACRAGAS. See AKRAGAS. ADAM FAMILY. Scottish family of architects. ROBERT ADAM (1728-92)—one of the most prolific and versatile architects and designers in European Neoclassicism— was the creative driving force in promoting a stylistic revolution based on archaeological sources.

Ludwig *Ross began clear­ ing away debris and uncovered the inscribed architrave of the temple of Roma and Augustus (seen by Ciriaco in 1444). C. and proclaimed its significance for dating black- and red-figure pottery. d . d . 527-65), the earliest relevant evidence for determining the date of the conversion of the Erechtheion and Parthenon into churches. The area between the Erechtheion and Parthenon was excavated by K. S. Pittakis in 1837-39, and a Mycenean wall behind the southwest wing of the Propylaia was unearthed.

Adria was occupied by the Gauls, and in Roman times it became a municipium. The harbor evidently had begun to silt up in the first century a . c . , and Adria was eventually superseded by *Aquileia. The site was first explored in the Renaissance, and a drawing of 1662 shows 8 AEGAE a Roman theater and other buildings. Excavation was undertaken by three mem­ bers of a local family, Ottavio Bocchi (1697-1749), Francesco Girolamo Bocchi (1748-1810) and Francesco Antonio Bocchi (1821-88). Their collection of vases, jewelry, inscriptions and glass was housed in the Museo Bocchi, which in the early twentieth century was donated to the Italian government and became the Museo Civico di Adria.

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