Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text by Jocelyn Penny Small
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Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text
By Jocelyn Penny Small

The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text

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Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text by Jocelyn Penny Small

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The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text is the first study to consider the relationship between artists and texts throughout classical antiquity and to cover the entire range of illustrated text from traditional literary to technical works. By systematically applying new and objective criteria to judge the fidelity between picture and text, it is becomes clear that artists illustrate stories, not texts. Jocelyn Penny Small argues that artistic transmissions follow the model of oral, not textual, transmission where the variant rules and where there is no original. Pictures on vases, she demonstrates, should not be used to reconstruct lost literary works. Finally, Small offers an analysis of literary sources on pictures in texts, proving that the appearance of the first illustrated literary classical texts occurred at the end of the Late Roman Republic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521815222
ISBN-10: 0521815223
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jocelyn Penny Small

Jocelyn Penny Small is Professor II at Rutgers University in the Department of Art History. A recipient of Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim and other fellowships, she is the author of books and articles on aspects of classical art, most recently Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Literacy and Memory in Classical Antiquity.

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