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The Resource The mirror of Venus : women in Roman art, Iain Ferris

The mirror of Venus : women in Roman art, Iain Ferris

Label
The mirror of Venus : women in Roman art
Title
The mirror of Venus
Title remainder
women in Roman art
Statement of responsibility
Iain Ferris
Title variation
Women in Roman art
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though images of women were ubiquitous in the Roman world, these were seldom intended to be taken simply at face value. The importance of marriage, motherhood and political stability was often conveyed to the Roman people through carefully constructed representations of the women of the ruling house. Mythological representations were used to present moral and political lessons to the women of Rome. Roman society was, on most levels, male dominated and women's roles were sometimes subordinate to political and cultural needs and imperatives. Images of mortal women - empresses and other female members of the imperial family, elite women from around the empire and working women from Rome, Ostia, Pompeii and elsewhere - are analysed alongside images of goddesses and personifications and of complex mythological figures such as Amazons. This is the first general book to present a coherent, broad analysis of the numerous images of women in Roman art and to interpret their meaning and significance, all set against the broader geographical, chronological, political, religious and cultural context of the world of the Roman republic and empire and of Late Antiquity
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferris, I. M.
Dewey number
709.37082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Roman
  • Art, Ancient
  • Women in art
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
The mirror of Venus : women in Roman art, Iain Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Image and reality -- Power and the imperial woman -- Public and private identities -- A fine and private place -- The dignity of labour -- Performance -- The male gaze -- Reality and image -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of images -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781445660288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017303486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1915368
  • 879816
Label
The mirror of Venus : women in Roman art, Iain Ferris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Image and reality -- Power and the imperial woman -- Public and private identities -- A fine and private place -- The dignity of labour -- Performance -- The male gaze -- Reality and image -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of images -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781445660288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017303486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1915368
  • 879816

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