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Art and Representation  

Eugenio La Rocca

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
In recent years, the question of what constitutes art has often been asked. The question arose quite naturally from the dismissal of the traditional concept of art as imitation of the real ... More

Art in Roman Britain  

Ben Croxford

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2015
The art of Roman Britain has often been sidelined or even denigrated, largely as a result of modern sensibilities concerning quality. Focusing on the moment of creation alone overlooks the ... More

Children and Childhood in Roman Commemorative Art  

Lena Larsson Lovén

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter discusses visualizations of children and childhood in the commemorative arts of Roman Italy over more than three centuries (first century BC to late second century CE). During ... More

Greek and Roman Theories of Art  

Deborah Steiner

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines Greek and Roman theories of art, paying particular attention to images, the notion of “ancient art theory,” the theory of mimesis, and the ideas of philosophers ... More

The Historiography of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture  

A. A. Donohue

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter focuses on the modern historiography of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome and its relationship with modern intellectual history. It begins with an analysis of ... More

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