A Companion to Roman Art
A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art.
- Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art
- Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches
- Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English
- Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions
- Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field
Barbara E. Borg is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on Greek and Roman art and archaeology, including Der Logos des Mythos. Allegorien und Personifikationen in der frühen griechischen Kunst (2002), Paideia: The World of the Second Sophistic (2004), Die antiken Skulupturen in Castle Howard (with H. von Hesberg, A. Linfert, 2005), and A Matter of Life and Death: Towards a Social History of Roman Tombs (forthcoming).
A Companion to Roman Art
Notes on Contributors
Mont Allen is Assistant Professor of Classics and Art History at Southern Illinois University. A specialist in mythological images, funerary culture, and the intersection of technique and meaning in Greek and Roman art, he has received awards from the DAAD and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and is currently preparing a monograph on the extinction of mythic imagery on Roman sarcophagi of the third century.
Stefan Altekamp is Reader in Classical Archaeology at the Winckelmann-Institut, Humboldt-University at Berlin. He is the author of Zu griechischer Architekturornamentik im sechsten und fünften Jahrhundert v.Chr. (1991), and Rückkehr nach Afrika: Italienische Kolonialarchäologie in Libyen 1911-1943 (2000). He is also co-editor of Posthumanistische Klassische Archäologie (2001), and Die Aktualität des Archäologischen in Wissenschaft, Medien und Künsten (2004).
Rosemary J. Barrow is a Reader in Classical Art and Reception at the University of Roehampton. Besides articles on art history and the classical tradition, she has published two books on Victorian classical reception: Lawrence Alma-Tadema (2001) and The Use of Classical Art and Literature by Victorian Painters (2007). Her latest publication is a co-authored book entitled The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought with Michael Silk (KCL) and Ingo Gildenhard (Cambridge). Her next solo project is a monograph on ancient sculpture for Cambridge University Press.
Barbara E. Borg is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Her books include Mumienporträts: Chronologie und Kontext (1999), Der Logos des Mythos - Allegorien und Personifikationen in der frühen griechischen Kunst (2002), Crisis and Ambition: Tombs and Burial Customs in Third-Century CE Rome (2013), and the edited volume Paideia: The World of the Second Sophistic (2004). She is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes, including a Getty Research Fellowship, a Senior Onassis Fellowship, the Hugh Last Fellowship at the British School at Rome, and a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to write a micro-history of a small part of the Roman suburbium from the first century BCE to the fourth century CE.
Alessandra Bravi is a researcher at the University of Perugia and Privatdozentin in Classical Archaeology at the Ruprecht-Karsl-Universität in Heidelberg. She is the author of two monographs, Ornamenta Urbis: Opere d'arte greche negli spazi romani (2012), and Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopel (2014). She has edited the Catalogue Aurea Umbria: Una regione dell'impero nell'era di Costantino (2012). Her recent publications include "Ornamenta, monumenta, exempla: Griechische Götterbilder in öffentlichen Räumen Konstantinopels" in Mylonopoulos (ed.), Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome (2010), and "L'Arco di Costantino nel suo contesto topografico," in Costantino prima e dopo Costantino, Atti del Convegno internazionale (2013).
Maureen Carroll is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. She has excavated widely at major Roman sites in Italy, North Africa, Cyprus, and Britain, and was Senior Field Archaeologist with the State Archaeological Service in Cologne, Germany, until 1998. Her main fields of research are Roman death and commemoration, Roman funerary epigraphy, and Roman gardens and landscape design, her work attracting support from the European Union, the Leverhulme Trust, and the British Academy. Key publications include Spirits of the Dead: Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Europe (2006), Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology (2003), and Romans, Celts and Ge