Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (Hardback)
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Short Description for Living with Myths A comprehensive introduction to Roman marble sarcophagi and the mythological reliefs which decorated them. The volume provides fascinating insight into the lives and attitudes of Romans during the 2nd to early 4th centuries CE, while numerous photographs enable the sarcophagi themselves to be appreciated as wonderful art objects in their own right.
- Published: 08 February 2013
- Format: Hardback 440 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199228690 ISBN 10: 0199228698
- Sales rank: 1,402,556
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Full description for Living with Myths
Roman sarcophagi have fascinated posterity since the Middle Ages, largely because of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths provides a comprehensive introduction to this important genre, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art history. The volume is fully illustrated with high-quality photographs, which enable readers to appreciate the artistic quality of the reliefs and to explore for themselves the messages they convey. Together with the text, which includes analyses of specific sarcophagi, the pictures open up a panorama of Roman cultural history in the 2nd to the early 4th centuries CE.