Der Tod und die Mädchen
Amazonen auf römischen Sarkophagen
[Death and the Maidens. Amazons on Roman Sarcophagi]
Series:Image & Context 13
Aims and Scope
Why was the bloody struggle between the Amazons and Greeks among the most popular subjects for depiction on Roman sarcophagi? This study uses the extensive corpus of Amazon sarcophageal imagery as a source for examining key aspects of the history of bodies and the history of representations of violence. It provides insight into the radical transformation in ways of dealing with grief and death that took place during the Roman Empire.
- Approx. 640 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Roman sarcophagi; Amazons; iconography; grief; violence
- All those interested in Classical Studies and History of Art.