The Moral Mirror of Roman Art by Rabun TaylorThe Moral Mirror of Roman Art by Rabun Taylor

The Moral Mirror of Roman Art

byRabun Taylor

Hardcover | May 12, 2008

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This interdisciplinary study explores the meanings of mirrors and reflections in Roman art and society. When used as metaphors in Roman visual and literary discourses, mirrors had a strongly moral force, reflecting not random reality but rather a carefully filtered imagery with a didactic message. Focusing on examples found in mythical narrative, religious devotion, social interaction, and gender relations, Rabun Taylor demonstrates that reflections served as powerful symbols of personal change. Thus, in both art and literature, a reflection may be present during moments of a protagonist's inner or outer transformation.
Title:The Moral Mirror of Roman ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.91 inPublished:May 12, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052186612X

ISBN - 13:9780521866125


Table of Contents

1. The teaching mirror; 2. Mirrors mortal and morbid: Narcissus and Hermaphroditus; 3. DionysiusPerseus.