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In: Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire
In: Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire
Untersuchungen zu den Architekturdarstellungen des frühen zweiten Stils
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Gegenstand dieses Buches is die illusionistische Architekturmalerei des zweiten Stils in ihrer ersten Phase (ca. 100-50/40 v.Chr.). Es Befäßt sich einerseits mit formalen und typologischen Aspekten, zum anderen mit Fragen nach Funktion und Bedeutung. Eine ausführliche philologische Analyse von Vitruvs Äusserungen zur spätrepublikanischen Wandmalerei (De Architectura VII 5.1-3) geht der Behandlung des archäologischen Materials voran.
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A recent collection of papers focusing on the relationship between inscriptions and the images they accompany postulates a great variety in subjective ‘reader/viewer response’ and underlines discrepancies between texts and images. Inscriptions are believed to complicate rather than elucidate representations and to have been set up to pose challenges to readers. However, many of the examples selected are exceptional in one way or another. As a rule inscriptions intend to provide authoritative information to readers prepared to accept it as such. Inscriptions anchor floating images, investing the general with the specific and consequently serving an hermeneutic purpose. The ambit of ‘reader/viewer response’ tends to be inversely proportional to the amount of inscribed text, though with exceptions admitted: its room is potentially enlarged, first with the lapse of time, and secondly with inscriptions meant to be read in private space, especially in a sympotic context. The reconstruction of responses to inscribed images should start from (more or less) contemporary sources rather than modern viewers’ speculations. What is known of ancient reader/viewer reception in the domestic sphere (inter alia the ekphrasis of paintings in Lucian’s De domo) suggests that texts may have been subjected to several types of variatio and paintings may have elicited subject-orientated comments devoid of ingenious associations.

In: Mnemosyne
In: Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire
In: Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire
SEG LXIV covers the publications of the year 2014, with occasional additions from previous years that we missed in earlier volumes and from studies published after 2013 but pertaining to material from 2014.
SEG LXII covers the publications of the year 2012, with occasional additions from previous years that we missed in earlier volumes and from studies published after 2011 but pertaining to material from 2012.
SEG LVIII covers the publications of the year 2008, with occasional additions from previous years that we missed in earlier volumes and from studies published after 2007 but pertaining to material from 2008.