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Roman Eyes:
Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text
Jas Elsner

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix Prologue xi

Chapter 1: Between Mimesis and Divine Power Visuality in the Greco-Roman World 1

PART 1: Ancient Discourses of Art

Chapter 2: Image and Ritual Pausanias and the Sacred Culture of Greek Art 29 Chapter 3: Discourses of Style Connoisseurship in Pausanias and Lucian 49 Chapter 4: Ekphrasis and the Gaze From Roman Poetry to Domestic Wall Painting 67

PART 2: Ways of Viewing

Chapter 5: Viewing and Creativity Ovid's Pygmalion as Viewer 113 Chapter 6: Viewer as Image Intimations of Narcissus 132 Chapter 7: Viewing and Decadence Petronius' Picture Gallery 177 Chapter 8: Genders of Viewing Visualizing Woman in the Casket of Projecta 200 Chapter 9: Viewing the Gods The Origins of the Icon in the Visual Culture of the Roman East 225 Chapter 10: Viewing and Resistance Art and Religion in Dura Europos 253 Epilogue: From Diana via Venus to Isis Viewing the Deity with Apuleius 289

Bibliography 303 Index Locorum 335 General Index 343

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