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The Resource Greek myths in Roman art and culture : imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250, Zahra Newby, University of Warwick

Greek myths in Roman art and culture : imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250, Zahra Newby, University of Warwick

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Greek myths in Roman art and culture : imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250
Title
Greek myths in Roman art and culture
Title remainder
imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250
Statement of responsibility
Zahra Newby, University of Warwick
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Language
eng
Summary
"Images of episodes from Greek mythology are widespread in Roman art, appearing in sculptural groups, mosaics, paintings and reliefs. They attest to Rome's enduring fascination with Greek culture, and its desire to absorb and reframe that culture for new ends. This book provides a comprehensive account of the meanings of Greek myth across the spectrum of Roman art, including public, domestic and funerary contexts. It argues that myths, in addition to functioning as signifiers of a patron's education or paideia, played an important role as rhetorical and didactic exempla. The changing use of mythological imagery in domestic and funerary art in particular reveals an important shift in Roman values and senses of identity across the period of the first two centuries AD, and in the ways that Greek culture was turned to serve Roman values"--
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DLC
Dewey number
709/.38
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
Label
Greek myths in Roman art and culture : imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250, Zahra Newby, University of Warwick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and power in the public sphere -- Recreating myth in the Roman villa -- Paideia, rhetoric and self-representation: responses to mythological wall-paintings -- Mythological wall-paintings in the Roman house -- From home to tomb: myths in the funerary realm -- The rhetoric of mythological sarcophagi: praise, lament and consolation -- Epilogue: the Roman past, the culture of exemplarity and a new role for Greek myth
Control code
ocn948670195
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9781107072244
Lccn
2016019206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948670195
Label
Greek myths in Roman art and culture : imagery, values and identity in Italy, 50 BC-AD 250, Zahra Newby, University of Warwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and power in the public sphere -- Recreating myth in the Roman villa -- Paideia, rhetoric and self-representation: responses to mythological wall-paintings -- Mythological wall-paintings in the Roman house -- From home to tomb: myths in the funerary realm -- The rhetoric of mythological sarcophagi: praise, lament and consolation -- Epilogue: the Roman past, the culture of exemplarity and a new role for Greek myth
Control code
ocn948670195
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9781107072244
Lccn
2016019206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948670195

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