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American ArcadiaCalifornia and the Classical Tradition

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Peter J. Holliday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition examines the mythologizing of California as a Mediterranean haven recalling ancient Greece or Rome. It explores how Californians shaped their ... More

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More

Antiquity on DisplayRegimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Can Bilsel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Reconstructing the lost monuments of Antiquity became, after 1800, a complement to Europe's colonial imagination. Countless archaeologists and architects travelled to the East, excavated extinct ... More

Ashes, Images, and MemoriesThe Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Nathan T. Arrington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book argues that the institution of public burial for the war dead and images of the deceased in civic and sacred spaces fundamentally changed how people conceived of military casualties. In a ... More

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of EurasiaFrom Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Caspar Meyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Since their discovery in nineteenth-century Russia, Greco-Scythian artefacts have been interpreted as masterpieces by Greek craftsmen working according to the tastes of the Scythian nomads and ... More

Image and MythA History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Luca Giuliani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

On museum visits, we pass by beautiful, well-preserved vases from ancient Greece—but how often do we understand what the images on them depict? This book tells the stories behind the pictures, ... More

Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Eleni Zimi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book studies silver vessels from ancient Macedonia from the 4th to the 2nd centuries BC. These precious vessels formed part of dining sets owned by the royal family and the elite and have been ... More

Medusa’s GazeThe Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Marina Belozerskaya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The banded agate bowl known as the Tazza Farnese has, for much of its history, been one of the most admired objects from classical antiquity. Prized and coveted by the mightiest of rulers, it has in ... More

Mimetic ContagionArt and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Robert Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient Greeks and Romans sometimes conceived of works of art having a dynamic effect on viewers, inspiring them to direct imitation of what they saw represented. This ‘mimetic contagion’ might ... More

Nectar and IllusionNature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book presents a study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth ... More

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