Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response by Peter StewartStatues in Roman Society: Representation and Response by Peter Stewart

Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response

byPeter Stewart

Paperback | February 20, 2011

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Statues are among the most familiar remnants of classical art. Yet their prominence in ancient society is often ignored. In the Roman world statues were ubiquitous. Whether they were displayed as public honours or memorials, collected as works of art, dedicated to deities, venerated as gods,or violated as symbols of a defeated political regime, they were recognized individually and collectively as objects of enormous significance.By analysing ancient texts and images, Statues in Roman Society unravels the web of associations which surrounded Roman statues. Addressing all categories of statuary together for the first time, it illuminates them in ancient terms, explaining expectations of what statues were or ought to be anddescribing the Romans' uneasy relationship with "the other population" in their midst.
Peter Stewart is Lecturer in Classical Art and its Heritage at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Title:Statues in Roman Society: Representation and ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.83 inPublished:February 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Defining statues in word and image2. The appearance of statues3. Portrait statues and the statuesque4. The other population of Rome5. Statues in the Empire6. Simulacra and signa7. The private sphere8. Touching statuesConclusions