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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

The Anatomy of Dance DiscourseLiterary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

The Anatomy of Dance Discourse: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Karin Schlapbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book makes an original contribution to the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies. It offers a better grasp of ancient perceptions and conceptualizations ... 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

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial ThermaeMessages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Maryl B. Gensheimer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190614782
eISBN:
9780190614805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614782.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans’ daily routines. Given the importance of bathing to the ... 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

Housing the New RomansArchitectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Katharine T. von Stackelberg and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This volume investigates how appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt through place-making, specifically through the requisition and ... More

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... 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

Rethinking Lessing's LaocoonAntiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since its publication in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s treatise Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry has shaped debates about aesthetic experience and the medial distinctions ... More

Roman ErrorClassical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Basil Dufallo (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the eyes of posterity, ancient Rome is deeply flawed, whether because of political corruption or imperial domination, the practice of slavery or religious intolerance, sexual immorality or other ... More

The Ruin of the Eternal CityAntiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Renaissance Rome, ancient ruins were preserved as often as they were mined for their materials. Although the question of what to preserve and how continued to be subject to debate, preservation ... More

Sacred StimulusJerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Galit Noga-Banai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190874650
eISBN:
9780190874681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874650.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book is about the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries. It deals with the visual Christianization of Rome from an almost ... More

Saints and SpectacleByzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Carolyn L. Connor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The awe-inspiring mosaics covering the walls, vaults, and domes of Byzantine churches of the medieval period still remain a mystery to modern viewers. The systematic character of their arrangement ... More

The Serpent ColumnA Cultural Biography

The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Paul Stephenson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

The Serpent Column, a bronze sculpture that has stood in Delphi and Constantinople, today Istanbul, is a Greek representation of the Near Eastern primordial combat myth: it is Typhon, a dragon ... More

The Tiny and the FragmentedMiniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both remarkably fascinating and easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering ... More

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