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: 8983

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

View: 2315

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 J. Paul Getty Museum Journal

Volume 8, 1980

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892360305

Category: Art

Page: 212

View: 1714

The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 8 is a compendium of articles and notes pertaining to the Museum's permanent collections of antiquities, paintings, and sculpture and works of art. This volume includes an Editorial Statement by the Journal’s editors: Burton B. Fredericksen, Curator of Paintings, Jiří Frel, Curator of Antiquities, and Gillian Wilson, Curator of Decorative Arts. Conservation problems will be discussed along with the articles written by Gillian Wilson, George Goldner, Susan Page, Mauro Natale, Malcolm Waddingham, Daniel Lettieri, Jiří Frel, Patricia Tuttle, Helayna Iwaniw Thickpenny, Phyllis Williams Lehmann, K. Patricia Erhart, Guntram Koch, Klaus Parlasca, Larissa Bonfante, Andrew Oliver, Jr., Brigitta Strelka, Faya Causey Frel, Jeanne Peppers, Roy Kotansky, Lawrence J. Bilquez, Jane M. Cody, Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, and Stephen Bailey.

The Last Pagans of Rome

Author: Alan Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890137

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 5730

Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in the West has been on its supposed stubborn resistance to Christianity. The dismantling of this romantic myth is one of the main goals of Alan Cameron's book. Actually, the book argues, Western paganism petered out much earlier and more rapidly than hitherto assumed. The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus), as well as the visual evidence (ivory diptychs, illuminated manuscripts, silverware), Cameron shows that most of the activities and artifacts previously identified as hallmarks of a pagan revival were in fact just as important to the life of cultivated Christians. Far from being a subversive activity designed to rally pagans, the acceptance of classical literature, learning, and art by most elite Christians may actually have helped the last reluctant pagans to finally abandon the old cults and adopt Christianity. The culmination of decades of research, The Last Pagans of Rome overturns many long-held assumptions about pagan and Christian culture in the late antique West.

Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376112

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 7729

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.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal

Volume 19, 1991

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362081

Category: Art

Page: 188

View: 1142

The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal has been published annually since 1974. It contains scholarly articles and shorter notes pertaining to objects in the Museum’s seven curatorial departments: Antiquities, Manuscripts, Paintings, Drawings, Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Works of Art, and Photographs. The Journal also contains an illustrated checklist of the Museum’s acquisitions for the previous year, a staff listing, and a statement by the Museum’s Director outlining the year’s most important activities. Volume 19 of the J. Paul Getty Museum Journal includes articles by Nicholas Penny, Ariane van Suchtelen, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann and Virginia Roehrig Kaufmann, Frits Scholten, David Harris Cohen, and Dawson W. Carr.

Twilight of empire

the Roman army from the reign of Diocletian until the Battle of Adrianople

Author: Martinus Johannes Nicasie

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 321

View: 7331


Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family

Author: Richard P. Saller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599788

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 4776

This innovative study of the patriarchy belies the accepted notion of the father figure as tyrannical and exploitative.

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: 399

View: 8308

Provides historical and anthropological perspectives on the Western family, focusing on family life in Italy from the Roman Empire to the present. Topics covered include marriage, divorce, matchmaking, inheritance, sexual mores, celibacy, adoption and property rights.

The Genesis of the Copernican World

Author: Hans Blumenberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262022675

Category: Philosophy

Page: 772

View: 5062

This major work by the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg is a monumental rethinking of the significance of the Copernican revolution for our understanding of modernity.

De Errore Profanarum Religionum - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Julius Firmicus Maternus

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781296269371


Page: 154

View: 3892

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Lady Of The Hare

Author: Layard,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136183175

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 3067

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

Contested Spaces

Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and the New Testament

Author: David L. Balch,Annette Weissenrieder

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: 9783161510267

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 438

Proceedings originating from the June 2009 conference, Celebrating the Centenary of the Pontifical Biblical Institute at the Ponitfical Gregorian University. --Preface.

The Tale of Cupid and Psyche

Author: Apuleius,Joel C. Relihan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843299

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 7076

Is Cupid and Psyche a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of Apuleius' Golden Ass, some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this classic story.

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: 6332

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.

The Cosmographical Glass

Renaissance Diagrams of the Universe

Author: S. K. Heninger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780873282086

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 3428

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 Beginnings of Art

Author: Ernst Grosse

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535186667


Page: 342

View: 1433

From the EDITOR'S PREFACE. THE author of this book, Dr. Ernst Grosse, is a professor in the University of Freiburg in Baden. He is still a young man. He was born at Stendal, in the Altmark (Prussia), in 1862. From the Gymnasium, of his native place he went to the Universities of Berlin, Munich, and Heidelberg, where he studied philosophy and the natural sciences. In 1884 he wrote a dissertation - Die Literatur - Wissenschaft-wherein he attempted to show the necessity and possibility of treating the history of poetry after the methods of the natural sciences. In 1890 his critical analysis of Herbert Spencer's doctrine of the Unknowable appeared; it was entitled Lehre von dem Unkennbaren, and secured its author admission to the philosophical lectureship at the University of Freiburg. At this institution Dr. Grosse has really not confined himself strictly to philosophical lines; he has rather specialized in the fields of ethnology and sociology. Among his courses of lectures have been the following: General Ethnology, General Anthropology, Outlines of Sociology, Ethics from the Standpoint of Ethnology, Forms of the Family, Art from a Sociological Standpoint, Pictorial Arts of Japan, Art of Lower Peoples. In addition to his class lectures, Dr. Grosse conducts a Seminarium, in which a number of students are trained to conduct independent research in ethnology. Dr. Grosse is an instructor of unusual power, and is popular with his students, who quickly catch his earnestness and enthusiasm. In the Beginnings of Art, Dr. Grosse enters into a new field and applies a new method. The results are more than encouraging. The book makes no claim to exhaust the subject, but aims to suggest and to incite other workers. To find "beginnings," Dr. Grosse confines his attention to the few most primitive peoples now living; he distinctly criticizes those writers who have drawn illustrations of beginnings from peoples at every stage of culture. His criticism is just, though rather sweeping, for there can be no question that quite primitive conceptions are to be found among peoples well up the scale of culture, either as survivals or as undeveloped culture elements. Still, it is safer to do as Dr. Grosse does, and study only such material as is supplied by the lowest stage of culture to be found among existing tribes.