- List of Contributors
- Collecting in Premodern Europe
- Conservation and Restoration
- Collecting in Early America
- Current Trends in Museum Display
- Three-Dimensional Scanning and Modeling
- Marble Quarries: Ancient Imperial Administration and Modern Scientific Analyses
- Marble Carving Techniques, Workshops, and Artisans
- Reuse and Recarving: Technical Evidence
- Transport and Distribution
- Style: Applications and Limitations
- Etruscan Connections
- “Idealplastik” and the Relationship between Greek and Roman Sculpture
- Monumental Reliefs
- Archaism and Eclecticism
- Egyptian-Style Monuments
- Late Antique Sculpture
- Architectural Settings
- Religious Dedications
- Domestic Displays
- Funerary Monuments
- Epigraphy and Patronage
- Imperial Messages
- Non-Elite Patronage
- Northern Gaul, Germany, and Britain
- Hispaniae and Narbonensis
- North Africa
- Asia Minor
- Near East
- Aesthetics and Latin Literary Reception
- Reception Theory
- Ancient Analogs of Museums
- Images of Statues in Other Media
- Human Interactions with Statues
- Art Credits
Abstract and Keywords
The introduction surveys the technical, scientific, literary, and theoretical approaches to the study of Roman sculpture discussed in this volume. It highlights key monuments and debates in the field, especially issues of style—questioning it as a category of chronological analysis and noting the impact of Greek, Etruscan, and Egyptian styles on Roman statuary. It explores how Romans throughout the empire expressed their identity, social and financial standing, and religious and cultural concerns through statuary. It also points out areas for further exploration, including advances made via emergent technologies, provincial sculpture, and Roman sculpture as cultural heritage.
Elise A. Friedland, The George Washington University.
Melanie Grunow Sobocinski, Independent Scholar.
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