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The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts

Peter J. Holliday

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521810132 / ISBN 13: 9780521810135
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Title: The Origins of Roman Historical ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 310 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 6.8in. x 0.8in.This book analyzes the mentality that required the invention of history to commemorate the achievements of aristocrats at the dawn of the Roman Empire. By investigating classical literary sources as well as the visual arts, this book helps us understand how the Romans justified their action to themselves and to their conquered subjects. It investigates how the Romans interacted with the artistic traditions of the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and other Italian peoples. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521810135

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Synopsis: This book analyzes the mentality that required the invention of history to commemorate the achievements of aristocrats at the dawn of the Roman Empire. By investigating classical literary sources as well as the visual arts, this book helps us understand how the Romans justified their action to themselves and to their conquered subjects. It investigates how the Romans interacted with the artistic traditions of the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and other Italian peoples.

Book Description: In this study of Roman history painting, Peter Holliday broadens our understanding of the ways in which Roman commemorative art constructed a narrative for the ancient viewer. Providing a survey of this subject that takes into account recent archaeological discoveries and theoretical debates, he also considers how style worked with narrative and had political significance. Holliday's study sharpens our understanding of the kinds of narrative that the Roman elite wished to convey through images, and what they images tell us about their achievements and the Republic that they served.

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