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Living with myths : the imagery of Roman Sarcophagi

Author: Paul Zanker; Björn Christian Ewald; Julia Slater
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"Roman sarcophagi have fascinated posterity since the Middle Ages, largely because of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths provides a comprehensive introduction to this important genre, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Zanker; Björn Christian Ewald; Julia Slater
ISBN: 9780199228690 0199228698
OCLC Number: 826894850
Description: xi, 428 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Images with a long history ; Mourning, grief, and comfort: the solace of myth ; Visions of bliss ; Image cultivation, role images, and ideals ; Images and values in transition. --
Part 2. Documentation.
Series Title: Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Other Titles: Mit Mythen leben.
Imagery of Roman sarcophagi
Responsibility: Paul Zanker and Björn C. Ewald ; translated by Julia Slater.
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A comprehensive introduction to Roman marble sarcophagi and the mythological reliefs which decorated them. The volume provides fascinating insight into the lives and attitudes of Romans during the  Read more...

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a great book, superbly illustrated, and worth every penny ... a vivid and welcome insight into the thought-world of the Roman people. T. P. Wiseman, Times Literary Supplement

 
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