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date: 01 October 2020

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This chapter examines the use of gender studies as an approach to the study of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. It first considers the portrait of Sir John Reade, painted by English artist George Romney in 1788 and currently in the possession of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It then cites ancient works of art that combine a nude body with a portrait, such as statues. The chapter also discusses gender roles and power relations between gods and mortals.

Keywords: ancient Greece, ancient Rome, architecture, art, gender roles, gender studies, gods, John Reade, mortals, power relations

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