The Resource The Iliad in a nutshell : visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, Michael Squire

The Iliad in a nutshell : visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, Michael Squire

Label
The Iliad in a nutshell : visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae
Title
The Iliad in a nutshell
Title remainder
visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae
Statement of responsibility
Michael Squire
Title variation
Visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The 'Tabulae Iliacae' (Iliac tablets) are a collection of twenty-two miniature marble reliefs from the early Roman Empire; all of them are inscribed in Greek, and most depict the panoramic vistas of Greek epic. This book brings the tablets to life as never before, revealing the unassuming fragments as among the most sophisticated objects to survive from the ancient Mediterannean world. 'The Iliad in a Nutshell' is not only the first monograph on this material in English (accompanied by a host of new photographs, diagrams, and reconstructions), it also examines the larger cultural and intellectual stakes--both in classical antiquity and beyond. Where modern scholars have usually dismissed the 'Tabulae Iliacae' as secondary 'illustrations' and 'tawdry gewgaws', Michael Squire advances a diametrically opposite thesis: that these epigrammatic tablets synthesize ancient ideas about visual-verbal interaction on the one hand, and about the art and poetics of scale on the other. By reassessing the artistic and poetic aesthetics of the miniature, Squire's radical new appraisal shows how the tiny tablets encapsulate antiquity's grandest theories of originality, fiction, and replication. The book will be essential reading not just for classical philologists, art historians, and archaeologists, but for anyone interested in the intellectual history of western representation"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Squire, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek with English translations
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.S73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Classical antiquities
  • Art in literature
  • Relief (Art)
  • Miniature art
  • Literature in art
  • Art in literature
  • Classical antiquities
  • Literature in art
  • Miniature art
  • Relief (Art)
  • Bild
  • Relief
  • Romerska reliefer
  • Greece
Label
The Iliad in a nutshell : visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, Michael Squire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-451) 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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 467 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199602445
Lccn
2012374014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699767187
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767187
Label
The Iliad in a nutshell : visualizing epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, Michael Squire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-451) 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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 467 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199602445
Lccn
2012374014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699767187
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767187

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