The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History (BOK)

Lauren Hackworth Petersen

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From monumental tombs and domestic decoration, to acts of benefaction and portraits of ancestors, Roman freed slaves, or freedmen, were prodigious patrons of art and architecture. Traditionally, however, the history of Roman art has been told primarily through the monumental remains of the emperors and ancient writers who worked in their circles. In this study, Lauren Petersen critically investigates the notion of 'freedman art' in scholarship, dependent as it is on elite-authored texts that are filled with hyperbole and stereotypes of freedmen, such as the memorable fictional character Trimalchio, a boorish ex-slave in Petronius' Satyricon. She emphasizes integrated visual ensembles within defined historical and social contexts and aims to show how material culture can reflect preoccupations that were prevalent throughout Roman society. Interdisciplinary in scope, this book explores the many ways that monuments and artistic commissions by freedmen spoke to a much more complex reality than that presented in literature.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Lauren Hackworth Petersen
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107603592
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 660 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE