Children in the Visual Arts of Imperial Rome

Children in the Visual Arts of Imperial Rome

by Jeannine Diddle Uzzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182026X

ISBN-13: 9780521820264

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In official imperial art, Roman children are most often shown in depictions of peaceful public gatherings before the emperor, whereas non-Roman children appear only in scenes of submission, triumph, or violent military activity. Images of children, those images most fraught with potential in Roman art, underscore the contrast between Roman and non-Roman and as a group…  See more details below

Overview

In official imperial art, Roman children are most often shown in depictions of peaceful public gatherings before the emperor, whereas non-Roman children appear only in scenes of submission, triumph, or violent military activity. Images of children, those images most fraught with potential in Roman art, underscore the contrast between Roman and non-Roman and as a group present a narrative of Roman identity. As Jeannine Diddle Uzzi argues in this study, the stark contrast between images of Roman and non-Roman children conveys the ruling elite's notions of what it meant to be Roman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Primary sources9
3Imperial largesse33
4Public gatherings53
5Anaglypha traiani/hadriani76
6Submission84
7Triumph109
8The battleground120
9Ara pacis142
10Conclusion : a narrative of identity156
AppComparanda : children in private and funerary art171

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