Art and rhetoric in Roman culture

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...

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Other Authors: Elsner, Jaś (Editor, HerausgeberIn)
Meyer, Michel (Editor, HerausgeberIn)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2014
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Author Notes:[edited by] Jaś Elsner and Michel Meyer
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Michel Meyer
  • Introduction
  • Jaś Elsner
  • Part I. Architecture and Public Space: 1. On the sublime in architecture
  • Edmund Thomas ; 2. Sublime histories, exceptional viewers: Trajan's Column and its visibility
  • Part II. The Domestic Realm: 5. The Casa del Menandro in Pompeii: rhetoric and the topology of Roman wall-painting
  • Katharina Lorenz ; 6. Agamemnon's grief: on the limits of expression in Roman rhetoric and painting
  • Part III. The Funerary: 7. Rhetoric and art in third-century AD Rome
  • Barbara Borg ; 8. Poems in stone: reading mythological sarcophagi through Statius' Consolations
  • Part IV. Rhetoric and the Visual: 11. The ordo of rhetoric and the rhetoric of order
  • Michael Squire ; 12. Coda: the rhetoric of Roman painting within the history of culture: a global interpretation