Roman Art

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For freshman/senior-level courses in Roman Art, Etruscan and Roman Art, Greek and Roman Art, The Roman World, Roman Civilization, Roman History.

Ideal for students who are studying Roman art for the first time, this exceptionally well-illustrated text explores Roman art in the traditional historical manner—with a focus on painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts. It assumes no prior acquaintance with the classical world, and explains the necessary linguistic, historical, religious, social, and political background needed to fully understand Roman art.

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NANCY H. RAMAGE is the Charles A. Dana Professor in the Humanities and the Arts at Ithaca College and recently received the Excellence in Teaching award at her institution. She has been a trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America and on the advisory board of Etruscan Studies, the American Journal of Archaeology, and Dig Magazine, and a member of the Royal Society of Arts in the U.K. She received her doctorate from Harvard University and has wide experience as a lecturer, writer, and museum consultant. She co-authored two books on material from the excavations at Sardis, one on Greek and Roman sculpture and one on Athenian pottery, and has written many articles on antiquity and its reception in the 18th century.

ANDREW RAMAGE is Professor of the History of Art and Archaeology at Cornell University. He is the Director of the Archaeology Program at Cornell, and Associate Director of the Harvard/Cornell Archaeological Exploration of Sardis. A Harvard University Ph.D., he has written Lydian Houses and Architectural Terracottas (1978), Twenty-five Years of Discovery at Sardis with Nancy H. Ramage (1983), and King Croesus's Gold: Excavations at Sardis an the History of Gold Refining with P.T. Craddock (2000).

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Extensively revised and further enlarged, this is the third edition of an indispensable tool for understanding the painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts of ancient Rome. Clear and comprehensive, it covers the 1300 years from the Villanovan and Etruscan forerunners of the Romans to the introduction of Christianity under the Emperor Constantine the Great. The new edition includes a discussion of archaeological ethics, including the issues of restoration and forgeries; the illegal import of antiquities; and the history of collecting. The text now covers more architectural monuments, both in the capital and the provinces; and discusses the art of each historical period, while also looking at history, myth, literature, and social customs. The clearly written text, incorporating the most up-to-date scholarship, is complemented by numerous new photographs and diagrams.

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