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This interdisciplinary study explores the meanings of mirrors and reflections in Roman art and society. When used as metaphors in Roman visual and literary discourses, mirrors had a strongly moral force, reflecting not random reality but rather a carefully filtered imagery with a didactic message. Focusing on examples found in mythical narrative, religious devotion, social interaction, and gender relations, Rabun Taylor demonstrates that reflections served as powerful symbols of personal change. Thus, in both art and literature, a reflection may be present during moments of a protagonist 's inner or outer transformation.

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ISBN:
9780521866125
Author:
Taylor, Rabun M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
Arts and society
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Art and morals
Subject:
Arts and society - Rome
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
10.00x7.30x1.10 in. 1.90 lbs.

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