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Greek Views of Aniconism: The ‘Primitive’ Within

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines aspects of aniconism among a broad variety of authors ranging from Presocratic philosophers to early Christian apologists. Despite differences in genre and context, overarching ... More


The Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was likely brought to Constantinople by Constantine the Great. This chapter discusses the founding of his new capital, his transfer there of artworks from across the Greco-Roman world, and ... More


“A Large Dish of Onyx” in the Holy Roman Empire

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Frederick II Hohenstaufen, the Holy Roman Emperor who ruled southern Italy in the 13th century, seems to have acquired the Tazza from travelling merchants. He was keen to emulate and revive the ... More


Dance as Method and Experience: Emotional and Epistemic Aspects of Dance

Karin Schlapbach

in The Anatomy of Dance Discourse: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter elucidates philosophical and religious aspects of ancient dance discourse. It traces novel connections from the poetic and philosophical motif of the dance of the stars to later ancient ... More


Naturalizing the Arbitrary: Lessing’s and Enlightenment Semiotics

Avi Lifschitz

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Avi Lifschitz explores Lessing’s claim that the poet should try to ‘elevate’ arbitrary linguistic signs to the status of the natural signs of a vivid painting. He argues that Lessing drew upon a wide ... More


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