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Art and Necessity

Paul A. Kottman.

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical Literature. 7102 words.

This chapter aims to rethink Lessing’s Laocoon by reassessing its fundamental aesthetic contribution. The essay proceeds in three parts. First, it argues that Lessing’s critical practice in null...

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Clothing and the Etruscan body

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1813 words.

‘Clothing and the Etruscan body’ looks at what we know about what the Etruscans actually looked like. We know that they were probably shorter than modern Italians. In youth, they tended...

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Conclusion

Nathan T. Elkins.

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History. 6240 words.

The strong correspondence between laudatory rhetoric in poetry and panegyric and the images that appear on Nerva’s coins allows a reinvestigation of the age-old debate regarding the agency...

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Conclusion

Paul Stephenson.

in The Serpent Column

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Greek and Roman Archaeology. 384 words.

A summary of main findings.

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Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Paul Stephenson.

in The Serpent Column

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Greek and Roman Archaeology. 12386 words.

Addresses the early history of the Plataian tripod in Constantinople, following the translation of its central bronze shaft, the Serpent Column, to that victory city by Constantine the...

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Constantinople in the Middle Ages

Paul Stephenson.

in The Serpent Column

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Greek and Roman Archaeology. 10766 words.

Identifies an early depiction of the Serpent Column on a silver ink-pot now in Padua. Considers several themes in Medieval Byzantine thought, notably the role of animate statues, the...

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Criticism as Poetry?

Élisabeth Décultot.

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical Literature. 5122 words.

If Laocoon constitutes an attempt to delineate the boundaries of poetry and painting, to what extent can these categories be applied to Lessing’s essay itself? Is Laocoon an exercise in...

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Delphi

Paul Stephenson.

in The Serpent Column

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13527 words.

Begins with a look at Archaic Greek bronze-working, notably developments in Lakonian bronze sculpture. Considers the role of votives, notably tripods and their zoo- and anthropomorphic...

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Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 <span class="smallCaps">bc</span>

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6938 words.

‘Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc’ turns to a prosperous and successful period in Etruscan society, characterized by some of the most well-known iconic moments in Etruscan art, tomb...

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Envoi

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical Literature. 2749 words.

In his epilogue to the volume, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht examines what it means to read Lessing’s text from a distance of 250 years. Tackling problems of hermeneutics, materiality, and the...

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