Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation)

Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation)


Roman sarcophagi have involved posterity because the center a long time, mostly as a result of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths offers a accomplished advent to this crucial style, exploring such topics because the position of the mythological photos in lifestyle of the time, the messages they communicate in regards to the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later ecu artwork and paintings heritage. the amount is absolutely illustrated with top quality pictures, which allow readers to understand the inventive caliber of the reliefs and to probe for themselves the messages they communicate. including the textual content, together with analyses of particular sarcophagi, the images open up a landscape of Roman cultural historical past within the 2d to the early 4th centuries CE.

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