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Published: 21 March 2013

304 Pages | 15 illus.


ISBN: 9780199735877

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The Captor's Image

Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Basil Dufallo

Classical Culture and Society

  • First book-length treatment of artistic ecphrasis at Rome
  • Challenges pervasive theoretical assumptions about how ecphrastic texts interact with the images they describe
  • Argues for ecphrasis as a site of competition between Greek and Roman culture rather than simply a literary trope