Pliny On Art And Society / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman collector. Isager's is the first full treatment of this subject for over a hundred years.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Epistula Praefatoria Man and Nature Pliny As `Scientist' Mineralogy in Naturalis Historia Use and Abuse of Mother Earth - Avaritia Atque Luxuria Book 33. Gold and Silver in Roman Society Book 34. Bronze Art Plan and Intention in Books 34-35 Book 35. The ARt
of Painting Book 36. Marble Art and Architecture Book 37. Gems Conclusion Bibliography