Mosaics of the greek and roman world pdf
Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World - Katherine Dunbabin, Katherine M. D. Dunbabin - Google книгиA Roman mosaic is a mosaic made during the Roman period, throughout the Roman Republic and later Empire. Mosaics were used in a variety of private and public buildings. A large proportion of surviving examples come from Italian sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum , as well as other areas of the Roman Empire. The earliest examples of Roman mosaic flooring date to the late Republican period 2nd century BC and are housed in Delos , Greece. Witts claims that tessellated pavements, using tesserae , were used in Europe from the late fifth to early fourth centuries BC. Dunbabin concur with this assessment, asserting that the transition from pebble mosaics to more complex tessellated mosaics originated in Hellenistic- Greek Sicily during the 3rd century BC, developed at sites such as Morgantina and Syracuse. The earliest mosaics of Roman Pompeii , dated to the Pompeian First Style of wall painting in the late 2nd and early 1st centuries BC, were clearly derived from the Hellenistic Greek model.
Katherine M. Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World. Katherine Dunbabin , Katherine M. This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops.
There are appendices and sixty-three tables. Of special note is the detailed exposition of ceramics arranged in a series of deposits linked to the chronology of the shrine and the careful treatment of the figures and figurines that are closely related to cult ritual. In a final chapter Joseph Shaw draws together evidence presented in the previous discussions in order to give an overview of the ritual and the development of the sanctuary. Bibliography, concordance of excavation numbers and catalogue, and an index complete the volume of text. The second volume contains an immensely rich collection of drawings and photographs that illustrate every aspect of the excavation and interpretation of the sanctuary in its several phases. The volumes represent a fitting presentation of an unusually early sanctuary and one that contributes important evidence of religious practices during the first millennium BC. Dunbabin outscales Ling in most respects, though not in the ratio of full-colour to black and white reproductions, nor in their visual quality.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Historical and Regional Development: 1. Origins and pebble mosaics 2. The invention of tessellated mosaics: Hellenistic mosaics in the east 3. Hellenistic mosaics in Italy 4. Mosaics in Italy: Republican and Imperial 5. The north-western provinces 6.