The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts by Peter J. HollidayThe Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts by Peter J. Holliday

The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts

byPeter J. Holliday

Hardcover | September 2, 2002

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This book analyzes the mentality that required the invention of history to commemorate the achievements of aristocrats at the dawn of the Roman Empire. By investigating classical literary sources as well as the visual arts, this book helps us understand how the Romans justified their action to themselves and to their conquered subjects. It investigates how the Romans interacted with the artistic traditions of the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and other Italian peoples.
Title:The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual ArtsFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 2, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521810132

ISBN - 13:9780521810135

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Table of Contents

1. Images of triumph; 2. Scenes of battle, emblems of conquest; 3. Funerary commemorations; 4. The religious and civic duties of magistrates; 5. The effectiveness of historical commemorations in the Republican milieu.

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"...an invaluable reference source...that is both useful and stimulating. It will continue to provide an essential overview of this difficult material for a long time." New England Classical Journal