Panorama of the Classical World

Panorama of the Classical World

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This imaginative approach to the era in which Western civilization was born is a thorough--and thoroughly accessible--synthesis of the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan worlds, spanning the period from Late Geometric Greece in around 700 b.c., to the rule of Constantine in the early 4th century a.d. The authors incorporate important developments in recent scholarship, including ideas of gender, war and pacifism, imperialism and dissent, political propaganda, economy, cultural identity, racism, hygiene and diet, and public and private uses of space. The book highlights the modern relevance of classical antiquity, from its influence on contemporary politics to the representation of the female body in Western art, and concludes by charting the history of classical civilization. The extensive reference section includes biographies, an introduction to classical mythology, a glossary of technical terms and vase shapes, as well as a timeline, map, bibliography, and index.Here the heads are made of a sort of papier-machea#39;. of athletic games - as if trials were being held to see who could replace ... To judge from their painted tombs, the Etruscans also arranged various contests around the occasion of deposition: such ... A vase-painting style that had been almost entirely dominated by geometric, abstract motifs therefore began to make ... where Egyptian, Greek, and Roman practices came together to produce the so-called Fayum portraits [22-24, 2aamp;\- xtanbsp;...

Title:Panorama of the Classical World
Author:Nigel Spivey, Michael Squire
Publisher:Getty Publications - 2011-03-01


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