Power Politics and the Cults of Isis

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278273
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“The Egyptian gods” mattered greatly to many kings, emperors, cities and elites in the Hellenistic and Roman world. Power, politics & the cults of Isis provides the first overview of this important phenomenon and shows how this happened, and why.

Luxus

Author: Kenneth Lapatin
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606064223
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In contrast to other histories of ancient art that typically privilege well-preserved works of ceramics or stone, Luxus offers an integrated contextual analysis of artifacts fashioned from a wide variety of luxury materials, which survive in far greater number than is typically supposed. These include gold and silver, semiprecious hard stones, and organic materials, such as ivory, fine woods, amber, pearl, coral, and textiles. Examining some of the finest surviving examples of ancient craftsmanship, renowned expert Kenneth Lapatin approaches objects in these diverse media from a variety of viewpoints, providing a valuable model for a more pluralistic approach to visual culture with the greater goal of reinvigorating the study of ancient art and society. As its title implies, Luxus is richly illustrated, containing over 200 images of superb works located in collections throughout the world. Each plate is accompanied by extensive documentation and discursive commentary. An introductory chapter explores the ideologies and uses of the luxury arts in ancient Greece and Rome, considers ancient debates about their value, and traces their decline in modern historiography. The book then goes on to address a broad range of luxury goods, such as intaglios, cameos, vessels, and statuettes, providing a full and multifaceted account of luxury in the ancient world.

Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality

Author: Lena Larsson Lovén
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443822973
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The papers in this volume were among the contributions presented at an international symposium, Ancient Marriage in Myth and Reality, which was held at the Swedish Institute in Rome in October 2006. The symposium was held under the aegis of ARACHNE—the Nordic network for women’s history and gender studies in Antiquity. The study of ancient marriage has been largely the province of historians working with texts, and the result of this was an emphasis on elite marriages discussed by the male writers of the upper classes and on laws pertaining to marriage. Neither area has been exhausted, as several essays in this new international collection indicate, but the balance among the papers reveals the shift in focus. Along with innovative readings of authors from Livy to Porphyry, we find examinations of demographic and contractual evidence as well as inscriptions and visual imagery. Among the contributors to the volume are: Pauline Schmitt Pantel, Judith Evans Grubbs, Ray Laurence, Marjatta Nielsen and Mary Harlow.

Life in the Limes

Author: Rob Collins
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782972544
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Lindsay Allason-Jones has been at the forefront of small finds and Roman frontier research for 40 years in a career focussed on, but not exclusive to, the north of Britain, encompassing an enormous range of object types and subject areas. Divided into thematic sections the contributions presented here to celebrate her many achievements all represent at least one aspect of Lindsay’s research interests. These encompass social and industrial aspects of northern frontier forts; new insights into inscribed and sculptural stones specific to military communities; religious, cultural and economic connotations of Roman armour finds; the economic and ideological penetration of romanitas in the frontiers as reflected by individual objects and classes of finds; evidence of trans-frontier interactions and invisible people; the role of John Clayton in the exploration and preservation of Hadrian’s Wall and its material culture; the detailed consideration of individual objects of significant interest; and a discussion of the widespread occurrence of mice in Roman art.

Attic Black Figure and Black Glazed Pottery

Author: Steven Lowenstam
Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 9780934718776
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This volume includes descriptive catalogues for several classes of small finds from the site including many photographs and drawings. A useful section of the conservation of the material is useful for field conservationists and excavators. The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, III University Museum Monograph, 66

Ancient Gems and Finger Rings

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892362154
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Ancient Gems and Finger Rings catalogues the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive and important collection of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern gems. Most of these objects have never before been published, making this catalogue essential for the scholar. The volume is fully and richly illustrated—each entry includes photographs of the gem and its impression as well as a profile drawing. Where pertinent, bibliographic references and comparative material are cited.

Garnet

Author: John Dennis Rouse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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Rouse explores the many species of gem garnets from the historical point of view. In the historical data brought out in the text, very modern methods of gem evaluation and detection techniques are discovered in use as long ago as Roman times. The main objective of the book is to present a comprehensive picture of garnets in ancient and modern times

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

Author: Adriana Calinescu
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Jewelry is one of the most appealing artistic achievements of antiquity, but it is at the same time one of the least understood. Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology presents state-of-the-art scholarship on the manufacture, aesthetics, and uses of jewelry in the ancient world. Featuring the work of an outstanding group of international scholars from the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, conservation, and museum scholarship, the book places the material evidence of specific artifacts into their social, economic, religious, and political milieux. The archaeological and art historical contexts in which jewelry is studied combine with aspects of technology and production, style, and iconography to achieve a full historical view of the role of jewelry in the ancient world. The book highlights several important jewelry collections and recent archaeological investigations.