Aphrodite and the spectacle of the Amphitheatre in Roman Africa

@inproceedings{Carucci2015AphroditeAT,
  title={Aphrodite and the spectacle of the Amphitheatre in Roman Africa},
  author={Margherita Carucci},
  year={2015}
}
  • Margherita Carucci
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • The image of Aphrodite/Venus has enjoyed great popularity in Western art. Thousands of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings depict this goddess whose image is still present in contemporary iconography. Despite her varied representation, in a range of replicas and derivations, Venus is mostly represented naked or half-draped, which emphasizes her role as goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and sexuality. This nude Venus is a symbol of ideal feminine beauty, but its association with… CONTINUE READING
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