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Feindbilder im Hellenismus
Untersuchungen der Figuren des ’Kleinen Attalischen Weihgeschenks‘
In the scholarship of Graeco-Roman art, one is often confronted with images of wounded, dying or dead figures. Under modern approaches there is a tendency to feel sorry for the depicted, to glorify them and to highlight ...
The Sculptures of the Grotta Azzurra at Capri
The Grotta Azzurra is a well-known sea cave located on the north west side of the island. Between 27 and 37 Capri became Tiberius’s permanent residence and it was the capital of the Roman World. The Grotta Azzurra is famous ...
A Farewell to Methods?
Imperial ‘adventus-scenes’ and Interpretations ofRoman Historical Reliefs
Klose’s contribution is focussed on Roman Imperial coins of the High Roman Empire bearing the motif of Imperial adventus. Looking at both the use of an allegedly stereotyped numismatic design and the combination of various ...
Laocoön and His Sons
The Myth about the Myth
In her paper, Kubale discusses the myth of Laocoön and which version of it was used as model for the famous statue group `Laocoön and His Sons' now in the Vatican Museums in Rome. There are fundamentally two possibilities: ...
Theseus ohne Minotauros?
Der Zweikampf auf dem Klitias-Krater
The so-called Cretan adventure of Theseus with its basal setting and components is known from written sources since the 6th century BC: killing the Minotaur, getting helped by Ariadne, and her ball of thread. The iconic ...
The Colouring of Ancient Sculptures
The Driving Force of Expression?
Over the last few centuries, modern perceptions of colour in antiquity have undergone extensive changes. Within the framework of modern archaeological approaches and visual arts, Neuenfeld’s paper deals with the question ...
200 Years of Guesswork
Architectural sculpture and especially pediments or friezes showing mythological scenes have been dealt with by scholars for centuries. Aspects of interest were naming the different people depicted, referring the scene to ...
Augustus: Caesar and god
Varying Images of the first Roman Emperor
Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, holds a specific place within any discussion of Roman portraiture. Martyndale-Howard holds prime place in discussions concerning imperial portraiture that can be found throughout the ...