La Forma Urbis marmorea: amministrare o rappresentare la città?
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 117, 2017
This closing paper has the only aim to provide some suggestions to future research on the Forma Urbis, especially in regard to the functions of this monument. Its administrative use must be set aside, because of material facts such as the immediate obsolescence of its data and the hardly visible display of most of its details. Nevertheless, as a monument, the Forma Urbis is a major document about official (and not administrative) representation of space in the Roman world and, as such, must be considered as a milestone in intellectual history.