Excursions into Greek and Roman Imagery (Classical Foundations) (Paperback)

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Excursions into Greek and Roman Imagery (Classical Foundations) (Paperback)


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This book provides an enquiry into the distinguishing traits of Greek and Roman figural imagery. A detailed analysis of a wide range of material conveys an understanding of the figural imagery of classical antiquity as a whole, counterbalancing studies conducted on single genres.

Through in-depth studies of six major production categories-Greek painted pottery, Roman decorated walls, Greek gravestones, Roman sarcophagi, Greek and Roman official sculpture, and Greek and Roman coins-the reader gains insights into the making of classical figural imagery. The images are explored within their contextual frameworks, paying attention to both functional purposes and pictorial traditions. Image-viewer relations offer a perspective that is maintained across the chapters. The bottom-up approach and the many genres of imagery discussed provide the basis for an extensive synthesis.

Lavishly illustrated with over 100 images, Excursions into Greek and Roman Imagery provides a valuable resource for students of classical antiquity and history of art. The book also offers classical scholars, museum curators and others interested in classical art a fresh approach to the figural imagery of antiquity.

Eva Rystedt is a professor and former holder of the chair of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University, Sweden. She is the author of numerous publications falling within the fields of Etruscan archaeology and the Bronze Age (Mycenaean) and historical visual cultures of Greece and Rome.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415409063
ISBN-10: 0415409063
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: Classical Foundations