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Published: 10 May 2018

296 Pages | 12 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190626310

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The Language of Ruins

Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

  • Offers a critical assessment of all the inscriptions considered in their social, cultural, and historical context
  • Includes an appendix with a full English translation of all inscriptions
  • Discusses the colossus's influence on later Romantic artists like Schubert, Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley

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