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Published: 10 July 2018

336 Pages | 180 colour and black & white illustrations; 3 maps

9.4 x 6.6 inches

ISBN: 9780198768630

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The Art of the Roman Empire

AD 100-450

Second Edition

Jaś Elsner

Oxford History of Art

  • The best single-volume introduction to Roman and early Christian art.
  • Traces the passage from enthusiastic Hellenism to the Roman Empire's conversion to christianity (c. AD 100-450)
  • Investigates the role of visual arts in the period, as well as the great diversity of paintings, statues, luxury arts, and masonry being produced.
  • A fresh and challenging perspective on a fascinating period of history.


  • 17 new images, with many illustrations now in full colour.
  • A new chapter on the Eurasian context of Roman art
  • An up-to-date and expanded Bibliography

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