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Quickening Images: Mimetic Contagion in Cultic and Erotic Art

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter posits a theoretical basis for mimetic contagion and examines a wide range of cultural practices in which works of art are supposed to inspire direct imitation, especially focusing on ... More


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