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

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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.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Defining Statues in Word and Image 19
2 The Appearance of Statues 46
3 Portrait Statues and the Statuesque 79
4 The Other Population of Rome 118
5 Statues in the Empire 157
6 Simulacra and Signa 184
7 The Private Sphere 223
8 Touching Statues 261
Conclusions 300
Bibliography 304
Index 327
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