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Author Stewart, Peter, 1971-

Title Statues in Roman society : representation and response / Peter Stewart
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 333 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Contents Defining statues in word and image -- The appearance of statues -- Portrait statues and the statuesque -- The other population of Rome -- Statues in the empire -- Simulacra and signa -- The private sphere -- Touching statues
Summary Statues were everywhere in the Roman world. They served as objects of cult, honours to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the dead. Combining close attention to individual Roman texts and images with an unprecedented broad perspective on this remarkable phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the impact which all kinds of statuary had on the ancient population
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-325) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and society -- Rome.
Portrait sculpture, Roman.
Statues -- Rome.
Symbolism in art.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191514241 (electronic bk.)
1429469307 (electronic bk.)
9780191514241 (electronic bk.)
9781429469302 (electronic bk.)