B A B E S C H Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology

Guido Petruccioli
The Cancelleria reliefs, Vespasian the younger, and Domitian’s dynastic program

The present article discusses the various scholarly interpretations of the events depicted on the Cancelleria Reliefs, and identifies the scene in Panel B as the appointment of Titus Flavius Vespasianus the Younger as crown prince by his adoptive father, the emperor Domitian. This event, mentioned by historical accounts and commemorated in one provincial coin issue, was the climactic moment in Domitian’s program for the celebration of the Gens Flavia, which found its most grandiose manifestation in the public buildings that he dedicated in Rome to the cults of his father, brother, and extended family.

This article has won Mr Petruccioli the BABESCH Byvanck Award 2013.
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Article in volume 89, 2014, pages 109-127

The other articles in volume 89, 2014

Delphine Madina Tonglet
New attributions to the Sappho-Diosphos Painters’ workshop — view the abstract
A group of black-figure kyathoi reconsidered

Kevin Walsh, Peter Attema and Tymon de Haas
The Pontine Marshes (Central Italy): a case study in wetland historical ecology view the abstract

R. Goffredo
Città, insediamenti rurali e paesaggi agrari della Daunia tra le guerre sannitiche e l’età post-annibalica — view the abstract

Christoph Ohlig
Das Castellum Aquae in Pompeji view the abstract
Befundbasierte Analyse oder Rückkehr zu alten Glaubenssätzen?

Christel Veen
Bacchus and Jupiter-Ammon, two bronze sculptures from roman Nijmegen, The Netherlands — view the abstract

Jelena Martini
Wer badet wo und mit wem? view the abstract
Repräsentations-, Privat- und Dienerschaftsbäder in den kaiserlichen Residenzen der römischen Epoche

J.M. Hemelrijk
Emilie Haspels and the Fortresses and Monuments of the Phrygian highlands view the abstract