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Hellenistic royal portraits

Author: R R R Smith
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford monographs on classical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hellenistic royal portraits survive on coins and in sculpture. Further statues have been discovered in literature and inscriptions of the period. This work collects together the major extant  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R R R Smith
ISBN: 0198132247 9780198132240
OCLC Number: 18350125
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis.
Includes indexes.
Description: xvii, 196 pages, 80 pages of plates : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The context of royal portraits: media for the royal image; functions of royal statues; statue types, diadems and attributes; royal image and kingship theory. Part 2 The sculptured portraits: Alexander and Diadochs; the Villa of the Papyri; other mid-Hellenistic portraits; the Ptolemies and Egypt; the later Hellenistic period. Part 3 Portraits and politics: king and city to the 2nd century; late Hellenistic and Parthian kings; Romans and their friends; Pompey, Augustus and kings under Empire. Appendices: 1 - the Hellenistic dynasties; 2 - previous studies; 3 - Philip II; 4 - Torlonia "Euthydemos"; 5 - 3rd century Ptolemies; 6 - Cyprus; 7 - Iran; 8 - statues and statuettes.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on classical archaeology.
Responsibility: R.R.R. Smith.
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