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Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC-AD 300 (Christopher H Hallett) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199240494
Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC-AD 300 (Christopher H Hallett) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199240494
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Title: The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC-AD 300

Author: Hallett, Christopher H

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199240494

Volumes: 1; Pages: 300

List Price in Cloth: $225.00 Our price: $178.99

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Statues of important Romans frequently represented them nude. Men were portrayed naked holding weapons--the naked emperor might wield the thunderbolt of Jupiter--while Roman women assumed the guise of the nude love-goddess, Venus. When faced with these strange images, modern viewers are usually unsympathetic, finding them incongruous, even tasteless. They are mostly written off as just another example of Roman "bad taste."Contents1. The Greek background2. The nude portrait in Greek art3. Attitudes towards nudity at Rome4. The Roman adoption of the nude portrait5. The nude portrait under the Empire6. The nudity of the gods7. Understanding the Roman nude
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