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COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND FORGERS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD: OBJECT LESSONS. Carolyn Higbie. Oxford University Press, 2017. 304 pp. with 38 ills. (8 col.). 22 x 14 cm. LC 2016-942734 ISBN 9780198759300 In English.
Publisher's description: Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects inspired in Greeks and Romans in antiquity and draws parallels with other cultures and eras to offer contexts for understanding that fascination. Statues, bronze weapons, books, and bones might have been prized for various reasons: because they had religious value, were the work of highly regarded artists and writers, had been possessed by famous mythological figures, or were relics of a long disappeared past. However, attitudes towards these objects also changed over time: sculpture which was originally created for a religious purpose became valuable as art and could be removed from its original setting, while historians discovered value in inscriptions and other texts for supporting historical arguments and literary scholars sought early manuscripts to establish what authors really wrote.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean — Greece, Italy — Several Media
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 175271
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