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date: 20 September 2019

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This chapter considers four approaches to Roman viewing and reception in relation to recent studies of Roman sculpture: historical reception as represented by Hans Robert Jauss; reception aesthetics as formulated by Wolfgang Iser; social historical studies of art; and approaches that focus on the power of images and viewers’ responses to that power. One goal is to show how different research questions involve different methods, focus on different evidence, and produce different results. Another goal is to show that, although the historical/contextual study of Roman art has dominated the field since the 1970s and 1980s, productive alternatives have also emerged.

Keywords: viewing, reception history, reception aesthetics, social history of art, power of images, Jauss, Iser

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