Mirrors and mirroring : from antiquity to the early modern period / edited by Maria Gerolemou, Lilia Diamantopoulou.

London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
x, 282 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Bloomsbury classical studies monographs
Bloomsbury classical studies monographs

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Mirrors in literature.
Reflection (Philosophy) in literature.
Mirrors -- History.
"This volume examines mirrors and mirroring through a series of multidisciplinary essays, especially focusing on the intersection between technological and cultural dynamics of mirrors. The international scholars brought together here explore critical questions around the mirror as artefact and the phenomenon of mirroring. Beside the common visual registration of an action or inaction, in a two dimensional and reversed form, various types of mirrors often possess special abilities which can produce a distorted picture of reality, serving in this way illusion and falsehood. Part I looks at a selection of theory from ancient writers, demonstrating the concern to explore these same questions in antiquity. Part II considers the role reflections can play in forming ideas of gender and identity. Beyond the everyday, we see in Part III how oracular mirrors and magical mirrors reveal the invisible divine - prosthetics that allow us to look where the eye cannot reach. Finally, Part IV considers mirrors' roles in displaying the visible and invisible in antiquity and since"-- Provided by publisher.
Philosophy, Reflections and Mirrors. The Liver and the Mirror: Images Beyond the Eye in Plato's Timaeus / Ava Shirazi
Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Reality of Mirror Images / Katerina Ierodiakonou
Catoptrology in Lucretius' DRN (4.269-323) / Myrto Garani
Tideus' Theory of Reflection in On the Mirrors / Mikhail Silian
[Wo]men in the mirror. Mirrors of Women, Mirrors of Words: The Mirror in the Greek Papyri / Isabella Bonati, Nicola Reggiani
A flame on Etruscan mirrors? Meaning and function in daily life and religion of the pattern on the mirrors' reflecting side / Vittorio Mascelli
Portable love: ivory mirror cases under the lens of fin' amor / Loreto Casanueva Reyes
So skillfully mirrored in his art: (re)visiting mirrors in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray / Nikolas P. Kakkoufa
Liminal mirror. Mirrors and the Manufacture of Religious Aura in the Greaco-Roman world / Tatiana Bur
The Mirror of Nature / Daniel Marković
The spotless dioptra of prophecy: A mirror metaphor in Byzantine literature / Eirini Afentoulidou
Mirrors and Mirroring in Dreams: Self-reflection and Liminality in the Roman de la Rose and in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili / Efthymia Priki
Mimetic mirror. Plane and Curved Mirrors in Classical Antiquity / Maria Gerolemou
Lucian's lunar mirror (VH 1.26): an ancient telescopic / Karen ni Mheallaigh
Mirroring the Face of God: The Challenge of the Invisible Face and the Metropolitan Crucifixion Ivory / Kalliroe Linardou
Technologies made in Greece: Konstantinos Simonides' Steampunk Inventions through the Looking-Glass / Lilia Diamantopoulou.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gerolemou, Maria, editor.
Diamantopoulou, Lilia, editor.
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