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    Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation) (Hardback) By (author) Paul Zanker, By (author) Bjorn C. Ewald, Translated by Julia Slater

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    DescriptionRoman sarcophagi have fascinated posterity since the Middle Ages, largely because of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths provides a comprehensive introduction to this important genre, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art history. The volume is fully illustrated with high-quality photographs, which enable readers to appreciate the artistic quality of the reliefs and to explore for themselves the messages they convey. Together with the text, which includes analyses of specific sarcophagi, the pictures open up a panorama of Roman cultural history in the 2nd to the early 4th centuries CE.

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    Living with Myths
    The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Zanker, By (author) Bjorn C. Ewald, Translated by Julia Slater
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 227 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,778 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199228690
    ISBN 10: 0199228698

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHC, NKD, AFKB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Numerous black and white and colour illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    08 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Zanker is Professor of Ancient Art History, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Bjorn C. Ewald is Assistant Professor of Art, University of Toronto.
    Review quote
    a great book, superbly illustrated, and worth every penny ... a vivid and welcome insight into the thought-world of the Roman people. T. P. Wiseman, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1 ; Images with a long history ; Mourning, grief, and comfort: the solace of myth ; Visions of bliss ; Image cultivation, role images, and ideals ; Images and values in transition ; 2. DOCUMENTATION