The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 B.C.-A.D. 300

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Art - 391 pages
0 Reviews
Statues of important Romans frequently represented them nude. Men were portrayed naked holding weapons--the naked emperor might wield the thunderbolt of Jupiter--while Roman women assumed the guise of the nude love-goddess, Venus. When faced with these strange images, modern viewers are usually unsympathetic, finding them incongruous, even tasteless. They are mostly written off as just another example of Roman "bad taste."

This book offers a new approach. Comprehensively illustrated with black and white photographs of nude Romans represented in a wide range of artistic media, it investigates how this tradition arose, and how the nudity of these images was meant to be understood by contemporary viewers. And, since the Romans also employed a variety of other costumes for their statues (toga, armor, Greek philosopher's cloak), it asks, "What could nudity express that other costumes could not?" It is Hallett's claim that--looked at in this way--these "Roman nudes" turn out to be documents of the first importance for the cultural historian.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

Die rŲmische Kunst
Paul Zanker
Limited preview - 2007
All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Elizabeth Bartman - The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 ...
Copyright © 2007 Classical Association of the Atlantic States. All rights reserved. Classical World 100.3 (2007) 310-312 ... journals/ classical_world/ v100/ 100.3bartman.html

Christopher H. Hallett: The Roman Nude. Heroic Portrait Statuary ...
Christopher H. Hallett: The Roman Nude. Heroic Portrait Statuary. 200 BC - AD 300 (= Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and ... 2006/ 11/ pdf/ 8530.pdf

Roman nudes and athletics.(The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait ...
(The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC-AD 300)(Greek Athletics in the Roman World.. Victory and Virtue )(Book review) from Antiquity in Reference ... p/ articles/ mi_hb3284/ is_200609/ ai_n18944985

The Classical Review 57:01 Reviews
There is some evidence for a tribunal in the cavea. In the scene-building the arched. central door and two side doors were ∑anked by columned porches, ... production/ action/ cjoGetFulltext?fulltextid=683196

Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK AHIS Art History 0141-6790 ...
Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK AHIS Art History 0141-6790 © Association of Art Historians 2006. November 2006 29 5 926 931 Reviews REVIEWS REVIEWS ... doi/ xml/ 10.1111/ j.1467-8365.2006.00528.x

UC Berkeley > AHMA > Faculty Bio
This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. ... dept/ ahma/ faculty_hallett.html

American Journal of Archaeology 111 (2007) 35Ė60. 35. The Problem with Dexileos:. Heroic and Other Nudities in Greek Art. JEFFREY M. HURWIT. Abstract ... AIA/ doi/ abs/ 10.3764/ AJA.111.1.35 - Oltre 750.000 titoli a catalogo
La piu grande libreria online con oltre 750.000 titoli a catalogo. testi in lingua inglese shop/ visAdvSearch.html?famiglia=2& autore=Hallett%20Christopher%20H.& fastSearch=1

Cairn - Pratiques politiques et culturelles du vÍtement.
[58] Christopher H. Hallett, The Roman Nude. Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC - AD 300, Oxford, OUP, 2005. [59] Pierre Cordier, Nuditťs romaines, op. cit. ... revue-historique-2007-1-page-3.htm

About the author (2005)

Christopher H. Hallettis Associate Professor of History of Art and Classics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Bibliographic information