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5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’

10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0010
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‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ is based on the term coined by Pope Clement IX in the 17th century, who found inspiration from Virgil's ‘Arcadian’ Eclogues. Its story tells of death and paradise and ... More
7. The tragedy of Hector

7. The tragedy of Hector  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0008
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‘The tragedy of Hector’ explains how the death of this hero becomes a symbol for the fall of Troy. It also argues that the Iliad does not allow us to view it only from that general ... More
2. On Site

2. On Site  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0002
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‘On Site’ describes the nineteenth-century exploration of Greece and the connections to Rome. The rediscovery of Greece was, in a way, the rediscovery of the origins of western culture as a ... More
7. The Art of Reconstruction

7. The Art of Reconstruction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0007
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‘The Art of Reconstruction’ shows that part of Classics is the piecing together of scattered fragments to give an idea of what the whole once was like and what it meant. It is largely ... More
3. Being There

3. Being There  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0003
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‘Being There’ experience Classics in the light of what previous generations have said, thought, and written about the ancient world. But the differences lie, even more strikingly, in the ... More
5. On the analyst’s couch

5. On the analyst’s couch  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0006
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Two mysteries fascinated Sigmund Freud. The first was how to account for the power of myth to move a modern audience. The second related to the mind. He wanted to know how it worked. ‘On ... More
4. A Guide in Hand

4. A Guide in Hand  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0004
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‘A Guide in Hand’ shows how the survival of Classical works is both a matter of chance and dependent on the whole history of Classics and its changing interests and priorities, from the ... More
7. Looking at art

7. Looking at art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0007
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The physical properties of artworks have an important influence on how we understand them as objects. ‘Looking at art’ outlines some examples of the different mediums and techniques of ... More
Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Classics: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.001.0001
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9780192853851
We are all Classicists. We come into touch with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences ... More
Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Dana Arnold

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.001.0001
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9780198831808
Art history encompasses the study of the history and development of painting, sculpture, and the other visual arts. Art History: A Very Short Introduction considers the issues, debates, and ... More
1. What is art history?

1. What is art history?  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0001
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‘What is art history?’ discusses the term art history and draws distinctions between it and art appreciation and art criticism. It also considers the range of artefacts included in the ... More
2. Writing art history

2. Writing art history  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0002
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‘Writing art history’ looks at how histories of art have been written in Europe and North America and the effect that this has had on the object itself and on the subjects of art history. ... More
6. Reading art

6. Reading art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0006
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‘Reading art’ discusses the idea of meaning in art, in particular of the quality and kinds of representation, and the use of iconography, or symbolism, in artworks throughout history. ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0004
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9780192803542
Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More

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