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By Peter Stewart

ISBN-10: 0199240949

ISBN-13: 9780199240944

ISBN-10: 1429469307

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Statues have been all around the Roman global. They served as gadgets of cult, honors to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the lifeless. Combining shut realization to person Roman texts and pictures with an extraordinary huge standpoint in this awesome phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the influence that every one different types of statuary had at the old inhabitants.

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A. g. 68–9, no. 95; 130, no. 156; 130–1, no. 157. g. Daut, Imago. g. 2, no. 1, nos. 687–8 (Iulia Gordus); M. 1 (Bonn 1982) 29, no. 536 (Stratonikeia). g. C. 412 (Aphrodisias). See Price, Rituals, 178. Price argues that location (in a sanctuary) accounts for the use of the word, which should not be taken to imply active cult of the recipient. However, this does not diminish the divine overtones of the ¨ berlieferung term. See also K. Tuchelt, Fru¨he Denkma¨ler Roms in Kleinasien: Beitra¨ge zur archa¨ologischen U aus der Zeit der Republik und des Augustus (Tu¨bingen 1979) 68–70 on this subject.

50 Freedberg, The Power of Images, quotation from p. xx; Gross, The Dream of the Moving Statue. On the subject of response in the study of historical images see also Burke, Eyewitnessing, esp. 178–83. g. R. Osborne, ‘The Viewing and Obscuring of the Parthenon Frieze’ JHS 107 (1987) 98–105; Elsner, Art and the Roman Viewer; P. Zanker, ‘In Search of the Roman Viewer’, in D. ), The Interpretation of Architectural Sculpture in Greece and Rome (Washington 1997) 179–91; representing a variety of approaches.

G. ), no. 42 (signum). g. 2. 26 Ibid. 28 defining statues statuere (‘set up’) in ancient texts, as in the common phrase ‘statuam statuere’ (‘to set up a statue’). 28 Etymological deductions of this kind are sound, as far as they go: but that is not far. While the words may seem to suit the various statues to which they are applied, there is no suggestion that they are inherently appropriate so that, for example, a portrait statue must always be denoted by a word that evokes ‘setting up’. Nor, again, can we assume that the force of tradition was enough to ensure the continued diVerentiation of statues with words that made special sense in a distant and obsure past.

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