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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xvii, 350 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Between Mimesis and Divine Power: Visuality in the Greco-Roman World --
Pt. 1. Ancient Discourses of Art. Image and Ritual: Pausanias and the Sacred Culture of Greek Art --
Discourses of Style: Connoisseurship in Pausanias and Lucian --
Ekphrasis and the Gaze: From Roman Poetry to Domestic Wall Painting --
Pt. 2. Ways of Viewing. Viewing and Creativity: Ovid's Pygmalion as Viewer --
Viewer as Image: Intimations of Narcissus --
Viewing and Decadence: Petronius' Picture Gallery --
Genders of Viewing: Visualizing Woman in the Casket of Projecta --
Viewing the Gods: The Origins of the Icon in the Visual Culture of the Roman East --
Viewing and Resistance: Art and Religion in Dura Europos --
Epilogue: From Diana via Venus to Isis: Viewing the Deity with Apuleius.
This volume is and will remain a significant contribution to the discourse on Roman art. What it does, it does admirably although it clings tenaciously to a single approach with its own limitations.