The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts
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BeschreibungThis book analyzes the mentality that required the invention of history to commemorate the achievements of aristocrats at the dawn of the Roman Empire. By investigating classical literary sources as well as the visual arts, this book helps us understand how the Romans justified their action to themselves and to their conquered subjects. It investigates how the Romans interacted with the artistic traditions of the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and other Italian peoples.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1. Images of triumph; 2. Scenes of battle, emblems of conquest; 3. Funerary commemorations; 4. The religious and civic duties of magistrates; 5. The effectiveness of historical commemorations in the Republican milieu.
Pressestimmen'... extremely clearly written text ... the revisitation of the issue of the original spread of Hellenism in Italy proves timely and informative.' Shelley Hales, University of Bristol
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 310 Seiten