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The captor's image : Greek culture in Roman ecphrasis

Author: Basil Dufallo
Publisher: New York, NY [etc.] : Oxford University Press, cop. 2013.
Series: Classical culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book-length treatment of artistic ecphrasis in Roman literature, The Captor's Image challenges pervasive views to argue for it as a site of subtle, ongoing competition between Greek and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Dufallo
ISBN: 9780199735877 0199735875
OCLC Number: 839779911
Description: 279 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations ; Introduction. Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis ; 1. Staging Ecphrasis in Early Latin Literature: From Naevius to Plautus and Terence ; 2. Becoming Ariadne: Marveling at Peleus's Coverlet with the Inconsistent Narrator of Catullus 64 ; 3. The Challenge of Rustic Art: Ideals of Order in Vergil, Eclogues 3 and Horace, Satires 1.8 ; 4. Describing the Divine: The Ecphrastic Temples of Vergil, Georgics 3.13-36 and Propertius, Elegies 2.31 ; 5. Heroic Objects: Ecphrasis in the Aeneid and Metamorphoses ; 6. Sex, Satire, and the Hybrid Self in Petronian Ecphrasis ; 7. The Patron's Image: Philhellenism, Panegyric, and Ecphrasis in Statius and Martial ; Epilogue. Captives and Captors: Apuleius and Philostratus ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Classical culture and society.
Responsibility: Basil Dufallo.

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This book makes an important contribution to the study of ecphrasis in Roman literature by reading the descriptions of buildings, weapons, and works of art in their social-historical contexts [...] Read more...

 
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