IMAGES OF ANCESTORS.


IMAGES OF ANCESTORS.

Author: H?jte, Jakob Munk, ed
Country: Denmark
Language: English/ German
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 309
Illustrations: 150 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10?x 7
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 8772889489
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Code: 5444

Price: $59.50

To achieve status in the classical world, a certain intimacy with one?s ancestors was essential. By referring to the illustrous exploits and qualities of his forebears, a man could strengthen his position in society. If his origins lacked sufficient glory, he could contruct a family tree and testify to its authenticity through the judicious use of portraits and legendary allusions. In this volume, eleven internationally recognized scholars analyze the artistic, social and political significance of ancestral representation in ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome.