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The Language of Images in Roman Art

Tonio Holscher, Anthony M. Snodgrass (Translator), Annemarie Kunzl-Snodgrass (Translator)


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Tonio H lscher develops a new theoretical concept for understanding the Roman art of images by establishing a connection between artistic forms and content and expressions of ideology--such as the glorification of state and ruler, war and triumph. A large role is played here by the reception of earlier images from Greek art. Roman art therefore appears to operate as a semantic system which, from an interdisciplinary perspective, can be compared with the forms of Roman literature as well as the language of images of other cultures.

Cambridge University Press, 9780521665698, 188pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2004