Statues in Roman Society(Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation Series): Representation and Response

Statues in Roman Society(Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation Series): Representation and Response

by Peter Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199240949

ISBN-13: 9780199240944

Pub. Date: 10/15/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Statues were everywhere in the Roman world. They served as objects of cult, honors to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the dead. Combining close attention to individual Roman texts and images with an unprecedented broad perspective on this remarkable phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the impact that all kinds of statuary had on the ancient

Overview

Statues were everywhere in the Roman world. They served as objects of cult, honors to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the dead. Combining close attention to individual Roman texts and images with an unprecedented broad perspective on this remarkable phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the impact that all kinds of statuary had on the ancient population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199240944
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Series:
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Defining statues in word and image
2. The appearance of statues
3. Portrait statues and the statuesque
4. The other population of Rome
5. Statues in the Empire
6. Simulacra and signa
7. The private sphere
8. Touching statues
Conclusions

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