Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (BOK)

Paul Zanker, Bjorn C. Ewald

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Roman sarcophagi have fascinated posterity since the Middle Ages, largely because of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths provides a comprehensive introduction to this important genre, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art history. The volume is fully illustrated with high-quality photographs, which enable readers to appreciate the artistic quality of the reliefs and to explore for themselves the messages they convey. Together with the text, which includes analyses of specific sarcophagi, the pictures open up a panorama of Roman cultural history in the 2nd to the early 4th centuries CE.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Bjorn C. Ewald, Paul Zanker
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199228690
Antall sider 440 Dimensjoner 22,7cm x 27,9cm x 3cm
Vekt 1778 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Classical history / classical civilisation, Classical Greek & Roman archaeology, History of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE, Sculpture