Pliny's Statue: The Letters, Self-Portraiture and Classical Art

Pliny's Statue: The Letters, Self-Portraiture and Classical Art

by John Henderson




John Henderson gives a completely fresh and enthusiastic re-reading of Pliny's Letters, a basic text of the Latin literary canon. Full Latin texts with new translations are given for the key texts studied.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859897204
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Series: Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Henderson is Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics of King's College, Cambridge. He is co-author (with Mary Beard) of Classics: A very short introduction (Oxford, 1995) and is the author of many books, including Figuring Out Roman Nobility: Juvenal's Eighth Satire (1997) and A Roman Life: Rutilius Gallicus on Paper and In Stone (1998), both published by University of Exeter Press.

Table of Contents

Chapter Outline
List of Illustrations

1. Art Through Pliny's Letters
2. The Portrait Book: Epistles 3 as Self-Portraiture
(featuring 3.21, 3.1, 3.5, 3.7, 3.18)
3. Size Isn't Everything: Pliny's Statue (3.6)
4. Pliny the Younger's 'Chapter on the History of Art'
5. Pliny's Statuette in the History of Art

1. Chief Passages Discussed in the Text and Notes
2. General

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