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Art in the Roman Empire (Michael Grant) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1995) 9780415120319

Title: Art in the Roman Empire

Author: Grant, Michael

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1995

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415120319

Volumes: 1; Pages: 175

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In this engaging study, Michael Grant presents some of the most outstanding manifestations of art from all over the enormous territory which was the Roman empire. He has selected items which particularly represent the special achievements and functions of art in the empire.

Architecture and portraiture, at which the Romans excelled, are discussed in detail. Michael Grant examines paintings at Pompeii and Herculaneum. He also surveys some of the most significant examples of mosaic, jewellery and silverware. There is an assessment of Greek, Etruscan and purely Roman elements in the construction and style of the art of the empire.

This lucid survey encompasses all regions of the empire and shows how much of its artistic work was actually done outside Rome and Italy. It seems certain that a great number of important pieces were produced by people who were not Romans or Italians, though Rome was the powerhouse which instigated their work.

Art in the Roman Empire is fully illustrated with detailed captions. It is compelling reading for all those who are interested in the history of the Roman empire, or in the development of art and architecture.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations



Part I Sculpture

1. Imperial Portraits

2. Portraits of Private Individuals

3. Imperial Reliefs

4. Sarcophagi

Part II Architecture

5. Pagan Temples

6. Houses

7. Places of Entertainment

8. Arches, Bridges, Aqueducts

9. Pagan Basilicas

10. Christian Architecture

Part III Other Arts

11. Paintings, Stucco

12. Mosaics, Textiles

13. Coins, Medallions

14. Gems, Jewels

15. Silver Epilogue

List of Roman Emperors

Some Books

I Ancient Writings

II Modern Writings





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