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The Alexander mosaic : stories of victory and defeat, Ada Cohen

Label
The Alexander mosaic : stories of victory and defeat
Title
The Alexander mosaic
Title remainder
stories of victory and defeat
Statement of responsibility
Ada Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Ada
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA3770
LC item number
.C58 1997
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in classical art and iconography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander mosaic (Pompeii)
  • Mosaics, Roman
  • Pavements, Mosaic
  • Issus, Battle of, 333 B.C., in art
  • Alexander
  • Darius
Label
The Alexander mosaic : stories of victory and defeat, Ada Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and methodology. Description ; Questions, issues, and scholarship ; Art and history; art and texts -- Battle images and battle narratives; the background -- The question of the copy -- The battle between Darius and Alexander; the first level of existence. Issues of date and context ; Reading the Alexander Mosaic : actions and people ; Narrative theory and narrative patterns in the Alexander Mosaic ; Texts and pictorial narrative ; Two readings of the composition ; The "Homeric" aspect ; History and interpretation (Darius's prominence and Alexander's displacement ; Alexander and the Persians : some historical considerations ; Battle mechanics : clarities and ambiguities ; Greek mercenaries, Macedonians, Persians : a historical interplay ; The historicity of the Mosaic) ; The painter -- The narrative and the dramatic. The narrative and the iconic : an interplay ; The dramatic mode and the ancient theater ; Drama in the Fourth Century B.C. ; Tragic history -- The narrative and the descriptive. Costumes, decoration, and mirroring ; Narration versus description ; Gestures, postures, and expressions -- The Mosaic in Roman context; the second level of existence. The House of the Faun : the architectural context and the owners ; Hellenistic models and their transmission to the Roman world ; Meanings of the Mosaic in its Pompeian context
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 p., [7] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521563390
Lccn
lc96013569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The Alexander mosaic : stories of victory and defeat, Ada Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and methodology. Description ; Questions, issues, and scholarship ; Art and history; art and texts -- Battle images and battle narratives; the background -- The question of the copy -- The battle between Darius and Alexander; the first level of existence. Issues of date and context ; Reading the Alexander Mosaic : actions and people ; Narrative theory and narrative patterns in the Alexander Mosaic ; Texts and pictorial narrative ; Two readings of the composition ; The "Homeric" aspect ; History and interpretation (Darius's prominence and Alexander's displacement ; Alexander and the Persians : some historical considerations ; Battle mechanics : clarities and ambiguities ; Greek mercenaries, Macedonians, Persians : a historical interplay ; The historicity of the Mosaic) ; The painter -- The narrative and the dramatic. The narrative and the iconic : an interplay ; The dramatic mode and the ancient theater ; Drama in the Fourth Century B.C. ; Tragic history -- The narrative and the descriptive. Costumes, decoration, and mirroring ; Narration versus description ; Gestures, postures, and expressions -- The Mosaic in Roman context; the second level of existence. The House of the Faun : the architectural context and the owners ; Hellenistic models and their transmission to the Roman world ; Meanings of the Mosaic in its Pompeian context
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 p., [7] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521563390
Lccn
lc96013569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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