The Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta, the Underground Complex, and the Omen of the Gallina Alba

@article{Reeder1997TheSO,
  title={The Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta, the Underground Complex, and the Omen of the Gallina Alba},
  author={Jane Clark Reeder},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  year={1997},
  volume={118},
  pages={118 - 89}
}
  • J. C. Reeder
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • History, Art
  • American Journal of Philology
attention on the architecture and art of this imperial villa. The statue of Augustus from Prima Porta and the garden paintings from the underground complex have long been the most famous exemplars of their types. Recently new studies have treated these works of art in relation to their setting.1 But there is one source of information in particular which has not received the scrutiny in this regard that it might and that is the remarkable omen which gave the villa its name in antiquity, ad… 
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