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Roman Sculpture
From Augustus to Constantine

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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078108

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  • Eugénie Strong (née Sellers, 1860–1943) studied classics at Girton College, Cambridge, and then classical archaeology in London. Her translations of Schuchardt's account of Schliemann's excavations at Troy, and of Fürtwangler's Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture, are also reissued in this series. Among other distinctions, she was the first female student of the British School at Athens, and in 1909 (partly as a result of the 1907 publication of this book) was appointed assistant director of the British School at Rome. Roman sculpture had consistently been regarded as the 'poor relation' of what was seen as the superior art of Greece, but in this highly illustrated work, covering the period from Augustus to Constantine, Strong argues both for its particular aesthetic qualities and also for its importance as occupying a special place 'at the psychological moment when the Antique passes from the service of the Pagan State into that of Christianity'.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078108
    • length: 648 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 130 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chronological table
    Introduction
    1. The Augustan age
    2. Augustan decoration
    3. Augustus to Nero
    4. The Flavian age
    5. Flavian relief
    6. The principate of Trajan
    7. The column of Trajan
    8. The Trajan column (cont.)
    9. The principate of Trajan (cont.)
    10. Principate of Hadrian
    11. Hadrianic sarcophagi
    12. The Antonine period
    13. Severus to Diocletian
    14. The principate of Constantine
    15. Roman portraiture from Augustus to Constantine
    Appendix
    Index.

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    Eugénie Strong

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