The Resource Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion, Verity Platt

Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion, Verity Platt

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Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion
Title
Facing the gods
Title remainder
epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion
Statement of responsibility
Verity Platt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first history of epiphany as both a phenomenon and a cultural discourse within the Graeco-Roman world. It explores divine manifestations and their representations not only in art but also in literary, historical and epigraphic accounts, and sets the cultural analysis of this unfamiliar conceptual phenomenon within a historical framework that explores its development from the archaic period to the Roman Empire. In particular, a surprisingly large number of the surviving images from antiquity are not only religious but epiphanically charged. Verity Platt argues that the enduring potential for divine incursions into mortal experience provides a reliable cognitive structure which supports both ancient religion and mythology. At the same time, Graeco-Roman culture exhibits a sophisticated awareness of the difficulties and ambiguities in apprehending deity and representing the divine presence, and of the potential for the manmade sign to lead the worshipper back to an unmediated epiphanic encounter"--
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1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Verity J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL810
LC item number
.P53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Romerska riket
  • Grekland
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Epiphany in art
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Antike
  • Epiphanie
  • Götter
  • Künste
  • Religion
  • Antike
  • Epiphanie
  • Götter
  • Künste
  • Religion
  • Künste
  • Epiphanie
  • Gottesdarstellung
  • Civilization
  • Epiphany in art
  • Religion
Label
Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion, Verity Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing epiphany in art and text -- Material epiphany : encountering the divine in cult images -- Epiphany and authority in Hellenistic Greece -- The poetics of epiphany in Hellenistic epigram -- Virtual visions : piety and paideia in Second Sophistic literature -- Dream visions and cult images in the Second Sophistic literature -- The apologetics of representation in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana -- Dying to see : epiphanic sarcophagi from imperial Rome
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 482 pages
Isbn
9780521861717
Lccn
2011012624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)644692672
  • (OCoLC)ocn644692672
Label
Facing the gods : epiphany and representation in Graeco-Roman art, literature and religion, Verity Platt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing epiphany in art and text -- Material epiphany : encountering the divine in cult images -- Epiphany and authority in Hellenistic Greece -- The poetics of epiphany in Hellenistic epigram -- Virtual visions : piety and paideia in Second Sophistic literature -- Dream visions and cult images in the Second Sophistic literature -- The apologetics of representation in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana -- Dying to see : epiphanic sarcophagi from imperial Rome
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 482 pages
Isbn
9780521861717
Lccn
2011012624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)644692672
  • (OCoLC)ocn644692672

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