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Living with myths : the imagery of Roman sarcophagi / Paul Zanker and Björn C. Ewald ; translated by Julia Slater.

Author/Creator:
Zanker, Paul, author.
Standardized Title:
Mit Mythen leben. English
Other Title:
Imagery of Roman sarcophagi
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series:
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 428 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Sarcophagi, Roman.
Sepulchral monuments -- Rome.
Sculpture, Roman.
Summary:
"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."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
Part 1. Images with a long history ; Mourning, grief, and comfort: the solace of myth ; Visions of bliss ; Image cultivation, role images, and ideals ; Images and values in transition.
Part 2. Documentation.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Ewald, Björn Christian, author.
Slater, Julia, translator.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780199228690
0199228698
OCLC:
826894850
Publisher Number:
99954261048
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