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By Katharina Lorenz

once we attempt to make experience of images, what will we achieve once we use a selected technique - and what may perhaps we be lacking or perhaps wasting? Empirical experimentation on 3 sorts of mythological imagery - a Classical Greek pot, a frieze from Hellenistic Pergamon and a second-century CE Roman sarcophagus - allows Katharina Lorenz to illustrate how theoretical ways to pictures (specifically, iconology, semiotics, and photograph reports) effect the meanings we elicit from Greek and Roman artwork. A advisor to Classical photographs of delusion, and likewise a severe historical past of Classical archaeology's makes an attempt to provide desiring to images, this e-book establishes a discussion with the broader box of paintings heritage and proposes a brand new framework for the examine of old visible tradition. it is going to be crucial examining not only for college students of classical paintings heritage and archaeology, yet for someone attracted to the chances - and the background - of learning visible culture.

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