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Jas Elsner - Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture - 9781107000711 - V9781107000711
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Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

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Description for Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture Hardcover. Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art. Editor(s): Elsner, Jas; Meyer, Michel. Num Pages: 524 pages, 129 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 183 x 248 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1190.
Rhetoric was fundamental to education and to cultural aspiration in the Greek and Roman worlds. It was one of the key aspects of antiquity that slipped under the line between the ancient world and Christianity erected by the early Church in late antiquity. Ancient rhetorical theory is obsessed with examples and discussions drawn from visual material. This book mines this rich seam of theoretical analysis from within Roman culture to present an internalist model for some aspects of how the Romans understood, made and appreciated their art. The understanding of public monuments like the Arch of Titus or Trajan's Column ... Read more

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About Jas Elsner
Jaś Elsner is Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and Senior Research Keeper at the British Museum. His publications include numerous articles and books including Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100–450 (1998) and Roman Eyes: Visuality and Subjectivity in ... Read more

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