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Statues in their Spaces

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a ‘grammar of space’ by focusing on various sites where communities of the Hellenistic period set up honorific portraits. It begins with an overview of space before turning to a ... More


The History of Hellenistic Honorific Statues

John Ma

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter tries to keep to the spirit of the Oxford Epigraphical Seminar, in making sets of observations on texts, and proposing corrections. The texts are the following: I. Kaunos 46 (not a ... More


Statues in their Places

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how space works for honorific statues in the Hellenistic period. More specifically, it considers how statues were organised (isolation, collocation, in series) and assesses the ... More


Public Spaces, Private Statues

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the phenomenon of private statues in public space in the Hellenistic period, with emphasis on various possibilities for interaction between the civic and the private. It first ... More


The Shape of Private Monuments

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the phenomenon of ‘private’ or ‘family’ statues in public space in the Hellenistic period, along with the problems it poses to any simple interpretation of honorific statues in ... More


Making an Honorific Portrait

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how honorific statues and portraits were made in the Hellenistic period, both by political and by artistic processes. More specifically, it considers the commissioning, control, ... More


Towards a Grammar of Honours

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the various ways in which honorific statues in the Hellenistic period were captioned, with emphasis on their metaphorical ‘grammar’ in the most literal sense of registering the ... More


Conclusion

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter summarises the main arguments of the book with regards to honorific portraits of the Hellenistic period and places the findings within a broad narrative of the post-Classical ... More


The Politics of the Accusative

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the captioning of honorific statues in the Hellenistic period, with emphasis on their metaphorical ‘grammar’ in terms of the accusative case. In particular, it analyses the ... More


Looking at an Honorific Portrait

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines what the honorific portraits in the Hellenistic period looked like by focusing on their appearance and context. Three categories of honorific statues are discussed: the first ... More


Introduction

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the power of civic ideology to control powerful outsiders and insiders — as well as the limits of this power — by focusing on honorific portraits of the Hellenistic period. It ... More


Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

John Ma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Why say thank you with a portrait statue? This book combines two different and quite specialised fields, archaeology and epigraphy, to explore the phenomenon of honorific portraits in ancient art ... More


Euergetism and religion in the cities of the Peloponnese (first century BC to first century AD): Between civic traditions and self-assertion of the elites

Yves Lafond

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The aim of this chapter is to clarify the religious identity of the cities of the Peloponnese in the period between the first century BC and the first century AD. The documentary basis of this ... More


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