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Published: 09 November 2006

224 Pages | 4 pp colour plates, numerous halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780199207657

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Pliny's Catalogue of Culture

Art and Empire in the Natural History

Sorcha Carey

Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation

  • Fills an important gap in the scholarship on Pliny's art history
  • Considers Pliny's art history within the wider context of the art and politics of early imperial Rome, as well as within the context of the Natural History as a whole
  • In strong contrast to traditional assessments of Pliny's work as 'an indiscriminate compilation', Sorcha Carey approaches Pliny as an original and important author