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Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * vii
Periods of Greek and Roman History * xv
Acknowledgments * xvii

Introduction. Visuality and Viewing in Ancient Greece and Rome * 1
1. Space, Action, and Images * 15
2. Time, Memory, and Images * 97
3. Person, Identity, and Images * 153
4. The Dignity of Reality * 206
5. Representation * 257
6. Decor * 304

Notes * 341
Illustration Credits * 389

About the Author

Tonio Hoelscher is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a visiting lecturer in France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. His main publications address political monuments, social imagery and the use of images, public architecture, and urbanism in ancient Greece and Rome.


"[Any] omissions do nothing to detract from the theoretical richness and the numerous insights that fill all the pages of this deeply suggestive and wonderfully dense work of scholarship." * Gnomon *

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