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American ArcadiaCalifornia and the Classical Tradition

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Peter J. Holliday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition examines the mythologizing of California as a Mediterranean haven recalling ancient Greece or Rome. It explores how Californians shaped their ... More

The Anatomy of Dance DiscourseLiterary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

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

Karin Schlapbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book makes an original contribution to the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies. It offers a better grasp of ancient perceptions and conceptualizations ... More

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More

Antiquity on DisplayRegimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Can Bilsel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Reconstructing the lost monuments of Antiquity became, after 1800, a complement to Europe's colonial imagination. Countless archaeologists and architects travelled to the East, excavated extinct ... More

Ashes, Images, and MemoriesThe Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Nathan T. Arrington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book argues that the institution of public burial for the war dead and images of the deceased in civic and sacred spaces fundamentally changed how people conceived of military casualties. In a ... More

Classics and Media Theory

Classics and Media Theory

Pantelis Michelakis (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198846024
eISBN:
9780191881251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846024.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The aim of this volume is to introduce a largely neglected area of existing interactions between Greco-Roman antiquity and media theory. It addresses the question of why interactions in this area ... More

CyclopsThe Myth and its Cultural History

Cyclops: The Myth and its Cultural History

Mercedes Aguirre and Richard Buxton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198713777
eISBN:
9780191885365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713777.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book provides an innovative, authoritative, and richly illustrated study of the myths relating to the Cyclopes from classical antiquity until the present day. It is the first such book-length ... More

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial ThermaeMessages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Maryl B. Gensheimer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190614782
eISBN:
9780190614805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614782.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans’ daily routines. Given the importance of bathing to the ... More

Domesticating EmpireEgyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book is the first contextually oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery from Roman households. The author uses case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between ... More

Exemplars of KingshipArt, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians

Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians

Melissa Eppihimer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190903015
eISBN:
9780190903046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903015.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Akkadian kings (ca. 2334–2154 BCE) created the first territorial state in the ancient Near East and were remembered as model kings for more than two millennia thereafter. Exemplars of Kingship: ... More

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of EurasiaFrom Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Caspar Meyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Since their discovery in nineteenth-century Russia, Greco-Scythian artefacts have been interpreted as masterpieces by Greek craftsmen working according to the tastes of the Scythian nomads and ... More

Housing the New RomansArchitectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Katharine T. von Stackelberg and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This volume investigates how appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt through place-making, specifically through the requisition and ... More

Image and MythA History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Luca Giuliani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

On museum visits, we pass by beautiful, well-preserved vases from ancient Greece—but how often do we understand what the images on them depict? This book tells the stories behind the pictures, ... More

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More

Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Eleni Zimi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book studies silver vessels from ancient Macedonia from the 4th to the 2nd centuries BC. These precious vessels formed part of dining sets owned by the royal family and the elite and have been ... More

Medusa’s GazeThe Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

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

Marina Belozerskaya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The banded agate bowl known as the Tazza Farnese has, for much of its history, been one of the most admired objects from classical antiquity. Prized and coveted by the mightiest of rulers, it has in ... More

Menelaus in the Archaic PeriodNot Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Anna R. Stelow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780199685929
eISBN:
9780191888731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685929.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The figure of Menelaus has remained notably overlooked in scholarship on the major heroes and heroines of Homeric epic. This book studies the Homeric character through a multidisciplinary approach to ... More

Mimetic ContagionArt and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Robert Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient Greeks and Romans sometimes conceived of works of art having a dynamic effect on viewers, inspiring them to direct imitation of what they saw represented. This ‘mimetic contagion’ might ... More

Motion in Classical LiteratureHomer, Parmenides, Sophocles, Ovid, Seneca, Tacitus, Art

Motion in Classical Literature: Homer, Parmenides, Sophocles, Ovid, Seneca, Tacitus, Art

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198855620
eISBN:
9780191889301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855620.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient literature is full of people, gods, and animals in impressive motion. But while the importance of space has been realized recently, motion has had little attention, for all its prominence in ... More

Nectar and IllusionNature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book presents a study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth ... More

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