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Art and the Roman Viewer: The Transformation of Art from the Pagan World to Christianity
Part I. Ways of Viewing in the Roman World 1. Viewing and the real: the Imagines of Philostratus and the Tabula of Cebes 2. Viewing and society: images, the view, and the Roman house 3. Viewing andExpand
Introduction: The Genres of Ekphrasis
As has recently been emphasised, this Graeco-Roman definition by no means refers only to descriptions of works of art, by contrast with the usual modern meaning of the word ekphrasis, and our use ofExpand
From the culture of spolia to the cult of relics: the Arch of Constantine and the genesis of late antique forms
  • J. Elsner
  • Art
  • Papers of the British School at Rome
  • 1 November 2000
DALLA CULTURA DEGLI SPOLIA AL CULTO DELLE RELIQUIE: L'ARCO DI COSTANTINO E LA GENESI DELLE FORME TARDO ANTICHE Questo articolo cerca di esaminare il programma dell'arco di Costantino, ed inExpand
Pausanias : travel and memory in Roman Greece
Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this periodExpand
Archaeologies and Agendas: Reflections on Late Ancient Jewish Art and Early Christian Art*
  • J. Elsner
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
  • 1 November 2003
There are (at least) two ways to approach the history of religious art in Antiquity. One is to study what was going on in the ancient world, to tell the story as they (the subjects of our inquiry)Expand
Life, death and representation : some new work on Roman sarcophagi
The volume presents essays on different aspects of Roman sarcophagi. These varied approaches produce freshinsights into a subject which has received increased interest in English-languageExpand
Paideia: Ancient Concept and Modern Reception
The article offers the author's insights on the definition and influence of paideia on Greek history. He cites the first volume of the book "Paideia," by Werner Jaeger which discusses the educationalExpand