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Mimetic contagion : art and artifice in Terence's "Eunuch"

Author: Robert Germany
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Series: Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume considers the phenomenon of mimetic contagion, whereby works of art draw viewers into direct imitation of themselves, and how it operates within specific historical contexts. Terence's  Read more...

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Named Person: Publius Terentius Afer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Germany
ISBN: 9780198738732 0198738730
OCLC Number: 985551459
Description: vi, 198 Seiten. : Illustrationen.
Contents: FrontispieceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1: Judging Chaerea: the Role of the Painting2: Quickening Images: Mimetic Contagion in Cultic and Erotic Art3: Lifelike Likeness: Mimetic Contagion in the Philosophical Tradition4: Mimetic Contagion in Terence's Rome5: Mimic Rape: Genre Switching and Role Confusion6: The Poetics of ContaminationEpilogueBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Responsibility: Robert Germany.

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