The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text

The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text

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by Jocelyn Penny Small
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521815223

ISBN-13: 9780521815222

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815222
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1What does it mean to illustrate a text?1
2The Evidence from Archaic and Early Classical Greek Art8
3The Evidence for Greek Plays37
4The Evidence from Hellenistic and Roman Art79
5Illustrated Text from Antiquity118
6There is no original!155
Notes177
Bibliography223
Index241

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