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Statues and CitiesHonorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World$
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John Ma

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199668915

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.001.0001

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Looking at an Honorific Portrait

Looking at an Honorific Portrait

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(p.267) Eight Looking at an Honorific Portrait
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Statues and Cities
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John Ma

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0009

This chapter examines what the honorific portraits in the Hellenistic period looked like by focusing on their appearance and context. Three categories of honorific statues are discussed: the first category was constituted by male figures of a particular type; the second category is the Hellenistic royal portraits, the group of statues of the kings; and the third category is the Hellenistic female portraits. The chapter also looks at three examples of honorific portraits and their context: Priene, Delos, and Polybios son of Lykortas. Finally, it considers the appearance and context of private statues.

Keywords:   honorific portraits, Hellenistic period, appearance, context, honorific statues, royal portraits, female portraits, Priene, Polybios, private statues

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