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

Author(s): Flower, Harriet
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Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies--Rome
Masks--Rome
Nobility--Rome
Elite (Social sciences)--Rome
Power--Rome
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Latin (translated from), Greek, Ancient (to 1453) (translated from), Latin
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
LC Classification: D, DG
Table of Contents: List of Plates
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1. The Significance of Imagines 16
2. Defining the Imagines? 32
3. Ancestors at the Elections: Ancestral Portraits and Magisterial Office 60
4. Ancestors at the Funeral: The Pompa Funebris 91
5. Praising the Ancestors: Laudationes and other Orations 128
6. Ancestors and Inscriptions: Elogia and Tituli 159
7. Ancestors at Home: Imagines in the Atrium 185
8. Imagines and the New Principate: Augustus and Tiberius 223
9. Imagines in the Later Empire: The Last Imagines 256
10. Conclusions 270
App. A. Literary Testimonia 281
App. B. Inscriptions and Laws 326
App. C. Moneyers using Ancestral Themes on their Coins 333
App. D. Etruscan Statues of Ancestors and the Origins of the Imagines 339
App. E. Trees of the Caecilii Metelli, Cornelii Scipiones, and Augustus' Family 353
Bibliography 362
Index of Persons 393
Index of Ancient Sources 397
General Index 409
Notes: LCCN: 96008168
ISBN: 0198150180
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
Some text in Latin and Ancient Greek with English translation
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-392) and indexes
Physical Description: xvii, 411 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 34553379
ISBN/ISSN: 0198150180

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