Anthropology and Aesthetics, 61/62: Spring/Autumn 2012: Sarcophagi

Author: Francesco Pellizzi,Hung Wu,Jaś Elsner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0873658647

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 8999

Res 61/62 includes “Chinese coffins from the first millennium b.c. and early images of the afterworld” by Alain Thote; “Art and personhood” by Björn Ewald; “Western Han sarcophagi and the transformation of Chinese funerary art” by Zheng Yan; “Reading identity on Roman strigillated sarcophagi” by Janet Huskinson; and other papers.

Roman Funerary Sculpture

Catalogue of the Collections

Author: Guntram Koch,Karol Wight

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892360852

Category: Art

Page: 140

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During the Roman Empire lavish marble monuments to the dead were erected to decorate tombs and cemeteries. A group of these memorials, often so opulent that they required considerable economic sacrifice from the families who commissioned them, is catalogued in this volume.

The So-called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani

Author: Frank G. J. M. Müller

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 179

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In this iconological study, the author demonstrates the invalidity of the current interpretation of the relief on the so-called Peleus and Thetis sarcophagus in the Villa Albani in Rome, an interpretation which goes back to Winckelmann. By applying a modern art-historical method, he arives at a fundamentally new interpretation. It becomes clear that the splendid sarcophagus in the Villa Albani is highly characteristic of 'academic' art of the Hadrianic era. The unique nature of the representation on the Albani sarcophagus, which consists mainly of allegorical figures, makes it an excellent point of entry for the interpretation of mythological scenes applied in a funerary context.

Roman Children's Sarcophagi

Their Decoration and Its Social Significance

Author: Janet Huskinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198140863

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

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This book is the first major study of the themes which were used in the decoration of sarcophagi made for children in Rome and Ostia from the late first to early fourth century AD. It provides a selective catalogue of examples of each type, followed by discussion of how these fit into the general pattern. This allows certain themes to be identified which are virtually exclusive to children's sarcophagi. The second part of the book discusses the choice of subjects and how these reflect the standing of children in Roman society: to what extent, for instance, was childhood shown as a differentiated stage in life, or was it dominated by aspirations of the adult world? How is the death of a child treated in art? There are separate sections on the role of workshops and customers in the development of child specific imagery, and on material from the early Christian era, providing some interesting distinctions resulting from differing attitudes towards children and beliefs about life and death.

Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376112

Category: History

Page: 264

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The chief purpose of this book is to show how burials may be used as a uniquely informative source for Greek and Roman social history. Burials permit a far wider range of inference and insight than the literary texts produced by and for a narrow social elite, and by studying them in depth Dr. Morris is able to offer new interpretations of social change in Graeco-Roman antiquity. The major interdisciplinary importance of the book lies in its attempt to break down barriers between archaeologists and historians of different societies and cultures.

Roman Frontier Studies 1995

Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies

Author: Willy Groenman-Van Waateringe

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: History

Page: 608

View: 3826

A huge collection of papers from the XVIth international congress of Roman Frontier Studies held at Kerkrade in the Netherlands in 1995. A tiny selection of the eighty-nine papers (53 in English, 29 in German, 7 in French) is as follows: Ptolemy and the pre-Flavian military sites of Britain ( W H Manning ); Relationships between Roman river frontiers and artificial frontiers ( N Hodgson ); Recent excavations of the Late Roman signal station at Filey, North Yorkshire ( P Ottaway ); Les Nouvelles fouilles d'Alesia ( M Reddé and S von Schnurbein ); Supplying the Batavians at Vindolanda ( A R Birley ); Metalworking on Hadrian's wall ( L Allason-Jones and D B Dungworth ); Wirtschaftliche probleme und das ende des römischen Limes in Deutschland ( H-P Kuhnen ); The Roman frontier in the eastern of Egypt ( S E Sidebotham ); `The daughters of the regiment': sisters and wives in the Roman army ( C M Wells ); Why the Romans can't defeat the Parthians: Julius Africanus and the strategy of magic ( E L Wheeler ).

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

Author: Jaś Elsner,Michel Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139991736

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Rhetoric was fundamental to education and to cultural aspiration in the Greek and Roman worlds. It was one of the key aspects of antiquity that slipped under the line between the ancient world and Christianity erected by the early Church in late antiquity. Ancient rhetorical theory is obsessed with examples and discussions drawn from visual material. This book mines this rich seam of theoretical analysis from within Roman culture to present an internalist model for some aspects of how the Romans understood, made and appreciated their art. The understanding of public monuments like the Arch of Titus or Trajan's Column or of imperial statuary, domestic wall painting, funerary altars and sarcophagi, as well as of intimate items like children's dolls, is greatly enriched by being placed in relevant rhetorical contexts created by the Roman world.

The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present

Author: David I. Kertzer,Richard P. Saller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300055504

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 5484

In this important new book original contributions from an international panel of experts offer historical and anthropological perspectives on the Western family, focusing on family life in Italy from ancient Rome to the present. Using methods ranging from symbolic to quantitative analysis, the authors discuss a wide variety of topics, from matchmaking, marriage, and divorce to childrearing, sexual mores, and death.

Myth, Meaning, and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi

Author: Michael Koortbojian

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085183

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 2321

"Koortbojian makes bold, original, and well-grounded claims regarding the structure of narrative as it appears on a series of mythological sarcophagi. He achieves remarkable clarity and depth with economical description and analysis. The book will interest students not only of Roman art but also of all visual narrative and mythology."--Leonard Barkan, Samuel Rudin Professor of English, New York University "Koortbojian makes bold, original, and well-grounded claims regarding the structure of narrative as it appears on a series of mythological sarcophagi. He achieves remarkable clarity and depth with economical description and analysis. The book will interest students not only of Roman art but also of all visual narrative and mythology."--Leonard Barkan, Samuel Rudin Professor of English, New York University

Lady Of The Hare

Author: Layard,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136183175

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 3696

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Jamaican Song and Story

Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and Dancing Tunes

Author: Walter Jekyll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486437205

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9556

The trickster hero is a familiar character in folklore, and Jamaica's national folk hero is Annancy, an animal trickster noted for his unmitigated greed, treachery, and cruelty. A magic spider with a speech defect, Annancy is the perfect picaresque rogue: he is sneaky, lazy, dishonest, and totally without remorse--yet his geniality endears him to friend and foe alike. Annancy stories are an enduringly popular part of Jamaica’s cultural heritage, where the spider’s knavery finds expression in dance, theatre, and other creative arts. This delightful, compilation features some of the best-known, most-loved Annancy stories--faithfully reproduced, exactly as told to author Walter Jekyll by islanders. In addition to these tales, drawn largely from African sources but occasionally mixed with European strands and local innovations, the book contains digging sings (work songs used to liven up field labor), ring tunes (informal dances), and dancing tunes (mainly the Valse, Polka, Schottische, and Quadrilles). The author’s notes explain the dialect, and an extensive introduction discusses African folklore and its connections with Jamaican stories. Brief appendices note African and European musical influences on Jamaican tunes, and three essays appraise the importance of Annancy stories and the significance of this collection. The finest source of Annancy stories and other Jamaican folk tales and songs, this volume is an invaluable resource for anthropologists and a treat for anyone interested in Jamaican cultural history.

A Guide to Etruscan mirrors

Author: Nancy Thomson De Grummond

Publisher: Archaeological News Inc


Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 9588


The Care of Ancient Monuments

An Account of Legislative and Other Measures Adopted in European Countries for Protecting Ancient Monuments, Objects and Scenes of Natural Beauty, and for Preserving the Aspect of Historical Cities

Author: G. Baldwin Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016065

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 3077

Sets out best practice for the preservation of monuments and architectural and natural beauty, comparing Britain with other countries.

Italy of the Etruscans

Author: Inès Jucker,Giovannangelo Camporeale

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Etruscan

Page: 312

View: 1398


The Cosmographical Glass

Renaissance Diagrams of the Universe

Author: S. K. Heninger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780873282086

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 4137

Cosmographical Glass features more than 100 astronomical and mythical diagrams from books printed before 1700, revealing how people of the Renaissance depicted and understood their universe.

The Etruscans

Author: Mario Torelli

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Art

Page: 671

View: 3119

An introduction to the Italian culture that profoundly influenced the Romans illuminates the remains of the Etruscan civilization, presenting one thousand full-color photographs that capture the art and artifacts of the ancient Etruscan culture.

Hauptprobleme Der Gnosis

Author: Wilhelm Bousset

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230738963


Page: 156

View: 8648

Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1907 edition. Auszug: ...und seine Stellung im Weltgericht vorzutragen wissen. Schwerlich hat der Verfasser der Bilderreden das alles aus den Andeutungen des Daniel herausgesponnen, vielmehr ist anzunehmen, dass hier eine altere Spekulation, die Daniel erst soeben und andeutungsweise herubergenommen hat, durchbricht und zur Erscheinung kommt. Noch einmal tritt uns bekanntlich innerhalb der judischen Apokalyptik in der sogenannten Menschensohn-Vision des 4. Esra ein bis ins Einzelne ausgefuhrtes Bild des vorweltlichen Menschen entgegen, und dieses ist mit besonders konkreten mythologischen Zugen ausgestattet, die uns noch weiter unten im Zusammenhang beschaftigen werden.--Wenn dann endlich in den drei ersten Evangelien das ratselhafte Wort Mensch, 6 viog xov Av&QWrtov," auf Jesus angewandt erscheint, sei es, dass dieser-das apokalyptische Geheimwort selbst gebraucht hat, sei es, dass seine erste Gemeinde es auf ihn angewandt hat (Bousset, Bel. d. Judent. 307), so ist hier allerdings die Gestalt des Menschen eine reiue Hieroglyphe geworden, die, unverstanden oder umgedeutet, mit neuem Gehalt erfullt, zunachst einfach weitergegeben wird. Doch zeigt sich in der Art, wie das vierte Evangelium die Figur des Menschensohnes behandelt, doch vielleicht noch irgendwie die Spur eines Verstandnisses von der Bedeutung der ursprunglichen Gestalt. Die Ideen des vorweltlichen Seins, eines Herabsteigens aus der oberen Welt in die niedere, der Inkorporation eines gottlichen Seins in einem menschlichen Wesen erscheinen hier aufs engste verbunden mit der Gestalt des viog Tov 'iv&qu jtov. Darauf, dass dann gerade in den Spekulationen de

Early Greek Vase Painting

11th-6th Centuries BC : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203095

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 8394

This volume completes a series of four titles which comprehensively cover the development of Greek vases.