Ancient Mythological Images and their Interpretation: An by Katharina Lorenz

By Katharina Lorenz

once we attempt to make feel of images, what can we achieve once we use a specific strategy - and what may perhaps we be lacking or maybe wasting? Empirical experimentation on 3 different types of mythological imagery - a Classical Greek pot, a frieze from Hellenistic Pergamon and a second-century CE Roman sarcophagus - allows Katharina Lorenz to illustrate how theoretical ways to pictures (specifically, iconology, semiotics, and photograph reports) impression the meanings we elicit from Greek and Roman paintings. A consultant to Classical pictures of fantasy, and in addition a serious background of Classical archaeology's makes an attempt to provide intending to photographs, this booklet establishes a discussion with the broader box of paintings historical past and proposes a brand new framework for the research of old visible tradition. will probably be crucial analyzing not only for college students of classical artwork historical past and archaeology, yet for an individual attracted to the chances - and the heritage - of learning visible culture.

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