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10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’

10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0010
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9780192853851
‘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
5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
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
7. The tragedy of Hector

7. The tragedy of Hector  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
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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9780199589944
‘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
5. On the analyst’s couch

5. On the analyst’s couch  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
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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9780192804761
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
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
DOI: 
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
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
DOI: 
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
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
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
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
Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Classics: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.001.0001
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book
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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
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
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0004
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9780192853851
‘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
Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction  

Dana Arnold

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.001.0001
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9780192801814
Art History: A Very Short Introduction provides the tools necessary to study art history. The challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse visual form and ... More
1. What is art history?

1. What is art history?  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0001
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In ‘What is art history?’ the term ‘art history’ is discussed and the difference between art appreciation and art history established. The work of art is our primary evidence, and it is our ... More
5. Reading art

5. Reading art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0005
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9780192801814
What is the meaning of a picture? ‘Reading art’ answers this question by exploring the levels of meaning that can be found in an artwork and the different ways in which we can begin to ... More
6. Looking at art

6. Looking at art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0006
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9780192801814
‘Looking at art’ surveys the physical properties of artworks and how they influence the ways in which we understand artworks as objects. Different media and techniques of producing art are ... 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
Published Online: 
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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