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The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text is the first study to consider the relationship between artists and texts throughout Classical Antiquity and to cover the entire range of illustrated text from traditional literary to technical works. By systematically applying new and objective criteria to judge the fidelity between picture and text, Jocelyn Penny Small makes it clear that artists illustrate stories, not texts. Small argues that artistic transmissions follow the model of oral, not textual, transmission, where the variant rules and there is no original. Pictures on vases, she demonstrates, should not be used to reconstruct lost literary works. Finally, Small offers an analysis of literary sources on pictures in texts to prove that the appearance of the first illustrated literary classical texts occurred at the end of the Late Roman Republic.
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"[Small] offers a useful preface for informed new approaches

"This is a courageous work. A study tackling a millenium of text and art will perhaps cause some people to miss a more lengthy discussion of topics like the Pempeian wall-paintings, but Small consistently addresses the best-case examples of the approach she is challenging, and can therefore faitly claim that her fidnings will be valid for otehr examples as well." - The classical bulletin Graham Zanker, University of Canterbury

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521733069
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Jocelyn Penny Small is Professor II at Rutgers University in the Department of Art History. A recipient of Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim and other fellowships, she is the author of books and articles on aspects of classical art, most recently Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Literacy and Memory in Classical Antiquity.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1 What does it mean to illustrate a text? 1
2 The Evidence from Archaic and Early Classical Greek Art 8
3 The Evidence for Greek Plays 37
4 The Evidence from Hellenistic and Roman Art 79
5 Illustrated Text from Antiquity 118
6 There is no original! 155
Notes 177
Bibliography 223
Index 241
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