The captor's image : Greek culture in Roman ecphrasis

The first book-length treatment of artistic ecphrasis at Rome, 'The Captor's Image' resituates a major literary trope deep within its hybrid cultural context, and argues for ecphrasis as a cultural practice through which the Romans sought, over some four hundred years of their history...

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Main Author: Dufallo, Basil
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2013, c2013
Series:Classical culture and society / Classical culture and society
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The first book-length treatment of artistic ecphrasis at Rome, 'The Captor's Image' resituates a major literary trope deep within its hybrid cultural context, and argues for ecphrasis as a cultural practice through which the Romans sought, over some four hundred years of their history, to redefine Romanness both with and against Greekness
Physical Description:1 online resource ill
ISBN:9780199332458