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The Resource Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire, Katherine M.D. Dunbabin

Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire, Katherine M.D. Dunbabin

Label
Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire
Title
Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Katherine M.D. Dunbabin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theater, spectacle, and performance played significant roles in the political and social structure of the Roman Empire, which was diverse in population and language. A wide and varied range of entertainment was available to a Roman audience: the traditional festivals with their athletic contests and dramatic performances, pantomime and mime, the chariot races of the circus, and the gladiatorial shows and wild beast hunts of the arena. In Theater and Spectacle in the Art of the Roman Empire, which is richly illustrated in color throughout, Katherine M. D. Dunbabin emphasizes the visual evidence for these events. Images of spectacle appear in a wide range of artistic media, from the mosaics and paintings that decorated wealthy private houses to the sculpture of tomb monuments, and from luxury objects such as silver tableware to more humble ceramic lamps and pottery vessels. Dunbabin places the information derived from this visual material into the wider context provided by the written sources, both literary and epigraphic. This allows us to understand the functions that these images served in the social rituals of public and domestic life. By explicating both the social and cultural role of the spectacles themselves and the nature of their representation in art, Dunbabin provides a comprehensive portrait of the popular culture of the period
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunbabin, Katherine M. D
Dewey number
704.9/497910937
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6073
LC item number
.D86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Cornell paperbacks
  • Townsend lectures/Cornell studies in classical philology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Entertainment events
  • Popular culture
  • Theater in art
  • Spectacular, The, in art
  • Art, Roman
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Art, Roman
  • Entertainment events
  • Popular culture
  • Spectacular, The, in art
  • Theater
  • Theater in art
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire, Katherine M.D. Dunbabin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Greek festivals in the Roman world -- The traditional theatre -- Pantomime and mythological spectacle -- Mime and popular entertainment -- The circus races -- The amphitheatre : gladiators and wild beast hunts -- The games in a Christian empire
Control code
937062149
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 328 pages
Isbn
9780801454059
Lccn
2016004414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (mostly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)937062149
Label
Theater and spectacle in the art of the Roman Empire, Katherine M.D. Dunbabin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Greek festivals in the Roman world -- The traditional theatre -- Pantomime and mythological spectacle -- Mime and popular entertainment -- The circus races -- The amphitheatre : gladiators and wild beast hunts -- The games in a Christian empire
Control code
937062149
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 328 pages
Isbn
9780801454059
Lccn
2016004414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (mostly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)937062149

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