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Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion

Author: Verity J Platt
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
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"This is the first history of epiphany as both a phenomenon and a cultural discourse within the Graeco-Roman world. It explores divine manifestations and their representations not only in art but also in literary, historical and epigraphic accounts, and sets the cultural analysis of this unfamiliar conceptual phenomenon within a historical framework that explores its development from the archaic period to the Roman  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Verity J Platt
ISBN: 9780521861717 0521861713
OCLC Number: 644692672
Description: xviii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Framing epiphany in art and text --
Material epiphany : encountering the divine in cult images --
Epiphany and authority in Hellenistic Greece --
The poetics of epiphany in Hellenistic epigram --
Virtual visions : piety and paideia in Second Sophistic literature --
Dream visions and cult images in the Second Sophistic literature --
The apologetics of representation in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana --
Dying to see : epiphanic sarcophagi from imperial Rome.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Verity Platt.
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