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Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture, Harriet I. Flower

Label
Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture
Title
Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture
Statement of responsibility
Harriet I. Flower
Creator
Subject
Language
  • englatgrc
  • latgrc
  • eng
Summary
  • In the first comprehensive study of Roman ancestor masks in English, Harriet Flower explains the reasons behind the use of wax masks in the commemoration of politically prominent family members by the elite society of Rome. Flower traces the functional evolution of ancestor masks, from their first attested appearance in the third century BC to their last mention in the sixth century AD, through the examination of literary sources in both prose and verse, legal texts, epigraphy, archaeology, numismatics, and art
  • It is by putting these masks, which were worn by actors at the funerals of the deceased, into their legal, social, and political context that Flower is able to elucidate their central position in the media of the time and their special meaning as symbols of power and prestige
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flower, Harriet I
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Some text in Latin and Ancient Greek with English translation
LC call number
DG103
LC item number
.F56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Masks
  • Nobility
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Masks
  • Nobility
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Voorouderverering
  • Maskers
  • Adel
  • Macht
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Masques
  • Élite (sciences sociales)
  • Pouvoir (sciences sociales)
  • Noblesse
  • Rites et cérémonies funéraires
  • Ahnenbildnis
  • Totenmaske
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Nobilität
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture, Harriet I. Flower
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Pennsylvania, 1993) presented under the title: Imagines Maiorum: ancestral masks as symbols of ideology and power
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-392) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Praising the Ancestors: Laudationes and other Orations
  • 6.
  • Ancestors and Inscriptions: Elogia and Tituli
  • 7.
  • Ancestors at Home: Imagines in the Atrium
  • 8.
  • Imagines and the New Principate: Augustus and Tiberius
  • 9.
  • Imagines in the Later Empire: The Last Imagines
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusions
  • App. A.
  • Literary Testimonia
  • App. B.
  • Inscriptions and Laws
  • App. C.
  • Moneyers using Ancestral Themes on their Coins
  • App. D.
  • Etruscan Statues of Ancestors and the Origins of the Imagines
  • The Significance of Imagines
  • 2.
  • Defining the Imagines?
  • 3.
  • Ancestors at the Elections: Ancestral Portraits and Magisterial Office
  • 4.
  • Ancestors at the Funeral: The Pompa Funebris
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 411 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198150183
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96008168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553379
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553379
Label
Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture, Harriet I. Flower
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Pennsylvania, 1993) presented under the title: Imagines Maiorum: ancestral masks as symbols of ideology and power
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-392) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Praising the Ancestors: Laudationes and other Orations
  • 6.
  • Ancestors and Inscriptions: Elogia and Tituli
  • 7.
  • Ancestors at Home: Imagines in the Atrium
  • 8.
  • Imagines and the New Principate: Augustus and Tiberius
  • 9.
  • Imagines in the Later Empire: The Last Imagines
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusions
  • App. A.
  • Literary Testimonia
  • App. B.
  • Inscriptions and Laws
  • App. C.
  • Moneyers using Ancestral Themes on their Coins
  • App. D.
  • Etruscan Statues of Ancestors and the Origins of the Imagines
  • The Significance of Imagines
  • 2.
  • Defining the Imagines?
  • 3.
  • Ancestors at the Elections: Ancestral Portraits and Magisterial Office
  • 4.
  • Ancestors at the Funeral: The Pompa Funebris
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 411 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198150183
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96008168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553379
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553379

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