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Roman portraits in context

Author: Jane Fejfer
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2008.
Series: Image & context, v. 2.
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The highest honour a Roman citizen could hope for was a portrait statue in the forum of his city. While the emperor and high senatorial officials were routinely awarded statues, strong competition existed among local benefactors to obtain this honour, which proclaimed and perpetuated the memory of the patron and his family for generations. There were many ways to earn a portrait statue but such local figures often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fejfer, Jane.
Roman portraits in context.
Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2008
(OCoLC)299693605
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Fejfer
ISBN: 9783110209990 3110209993
OCLC Number: 646803383
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 592 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The so-called Roman private portrait --
Corporates spaces, houses, villas and tombs --
The material of Roman portraits --
Statuary body types of Roman men: all about status? --
Abbreviated formats --
Selves and others: ways of expressing identity in the Roman male portrait --
Roman women in public --
Representing the Roman emperor --
Power, honour, and memory.
Series Title: Image & context, v. 2.
Responsibility: Jane Fejfer.
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The highest honour a Roman citizen could hope for was a portrait statue in the forum of his city. While the emperor and high senatorial officials were routinely awarded statues, strong competition existed among local benefactors to obtain this honour, which proclaimed and perpetuated the memory of the patron and his family for generations. There were many ways to earn a portrait statue but such local figures often had to wait until they had passed away before the public finally fulfilled their expectations. It is argued in this book that our understanding and contemplation of a Roman portrait understanding and contemplation of a Roman portrait statue is greatly enriched, when we consider its wider historical context, its original setting, the circumstances of its production and style, and its base which, in many cases, bore a text that contributed to the rhetorical power of the image.

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