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Author Clarke, John R., 1945-

Title Art in the lives of ordinary Romans : visual representation and non-elite viewers in Italy, 100 B.C.-A.D. 315 / John R. Clarke.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  709.37 C553a 2003    ---  Available
Description xi, 383 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-352) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Imperial representation of non-elites -- Augustus's and Trajan's messages to commoners -- The all-seeing emperor and ordinary viewers : Marcus Aurelius and Constantine -- pt. 2. Non-elites in the public sphere -- Everyman, everywoman, and the gods -- Everyman and everywoman at work -- Spectacle : entertainment, social control, self-advertising, and transgression -- Laughter and subversion in the tavern : image, text, and context -- Commemoration of life in the domain of the dead : non-elite tombs and sarcophagi -- pt. 3. Non-elites in the domestic sphere -- Minding your manners : banquets, behavior, and class -- Putting your best face forward : self-representation at home.
Subject Art, Roman -- Themes, motives.
Art, Roman -- Social aspects.
Social classes in art.
Social status -- Rome.
ISBN 0520219767 (cloth : alk. paper)

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