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The Apostle Paul in Fourth‐Century Roman Art

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces the development of the first hundred years of Pauline iconography in all media (sarcophagi, catacomb frescos, church mosaics, small objets d ’art). Particular attention is paid to ... More


Family Values: Art and Power at Ghirza in the Libyan Pre-Desert

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter concerns the intersection of art and power in the Roman world, as well as how we study Roman art. A common emphasis on the formal qualities of so-called Romanized art has created the ... More


The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Martin Beckmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. This ... More


Of Swords, Sandals, and Statues: The Myth of the Living Statue

Vito Adriaensens

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As sculpture is the classical art par excellence, statues abound in films set in Greek or Roman antiquity. Moreover, many of the mythological tropes involving sculptures that have persisted on the ... More


Introduction: The Power of Images in the Reign of Nerva

Nathan T. Elkins

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Although Nerva’s reign is largely the province of historians, owing to the lack of state-sanctioned art from his short reign, his coinage is very diverse and has been an untapped resource for ... More


Reflection: Roman Art and the Visual Memory of Greece

Francesco de Angelis

in Memory: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793839
eISBN:
9780199345205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793839.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Roman engagement with Greek art can be characterized as a momentous and sustained effort of cultural commemoration, whereby the Romans appropriated forms derived from the Greek historical styles ... More


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


Reconstructions: Mithras in Rome

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

in Images of Mithra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on two marble tauroctony statue groups that are now in the British Museum’s collection. Both are thought to be originally from Rome and date roughly to between the end of the ... More


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


The Phantom Image: Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome

Patrick R. Crowley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226648293
eISBN:
9780226648323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648323.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

How could something as insubstantial as a ghost be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint? Using the figure of the ghost, this book offers a new understanding of the status of the ... More


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