OBESITY, CORPULENCE AND EMACIATION IN ROMAN ART1

@article{Bradley2011OBESITYCA,
  title={OBESITY, CORPULENCE AND EMACIATION IN ROMAN ART1},
  author={Mark Bradley},
  journal={Papers of the British School at Rome},
  year={2011},
  volume={79},
  pages={1 - 41}
}
  • M. Bradley
  • Published 31 October 2011
  • Papers of the British School at Rome
This article explores the significance of sculptural and painted representations of ‘overweight’ and ‘underweight’ body types in the visual culture of Roman Italy from the fourth century bc through to the late Empire, and considers the relationship of this imagery to Greek and Hellenistic precedents. In spite of the topical character of fat in 21st-century sociology, anthropology and medical science, obesity and emaciation in the ancient world remain almost completely unexplored. This article… 
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