Vidiecke vily v listoch rímskych aristokratov

Title: Vidiecke vily v listoch rímskych aristokratov

(Rural Villas in the Letters of Roman Aristocrats)

Author: Babic Marek

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2016.20.1.40-46

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2016, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 40-46

Abstract: The article deals with literary descriptions of particular rural Roman villas in the letters of Seneca, Plinius Secundus, and Sidonius Apollinaris. The special attention is devoted to the relationship between descriptions of the villas in the letters, and the real material evidence searched by archaeologists. In the article are examined main aesthetic and sociological concerns, that Roman aristocrats associated to their luxury country estates. Analysed are also some terminological, chronological, and geographical specifications of the Roman country houses as presented in the correspondence of the Roman aristocrats.

Keywords: Roman villa; ancient architecture; Seneca; Plinius Secundus; Sidonius Apollinaris;

Language: SLOVAK

Publication order reference: Katedra histórie, Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Filozofická fakulta, Hrabovská cesta 1B, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovak Republic, mail: