By Sorcha Carey
One of many earliest surviving examples of "art history," Pliny the Elder's "chapters on paintings" shape a part of his encyclopedic Natural History, accomplished almost immediately prior to its writer died throughout the eruption of Vesuvius in advert seventy nine. this significant new paintings reassesses Pliny's dialogue of paintings, revealing how artwork is used to expound the Roman imperial time table which dominates the paintings as an entire.
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The ArtiWce of Nature 102 6. Imaging reminiscence 138 7. end 179 Bibliography 184 Index 193 Index Locorum 205 list of color plates 1. Reconstruction of the nymphaeum at Baiae, in Castello Aragonese, Baiae. photograph: G. Lattanzi. 2. Reconstruction of the rear peristyle of the home of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii. photograph: Nicholas wooden. three. Peristyle wall, residence of Adonis, Pompeii. photograph: S. Carey. four. View from the atrium via to peristyle backyard at rear, apartment of Venus Marina, Pompeii. photograph: S. Carey. five. portray of Venus, rear wall of peristyle backyard, residence of Venus Marina, Pompeii. photograph: S. Carey. 6. backyard portray with statue of Mars, condominium of Venus Marina, Pompeii. picture: S. Carey. 7. backyard portray incorporating lararium, condominium of Venus Marina, Pompeii. photograph: S. Carey. eight. West wall of backyard shrine room, apartment of Venus Marina, Pompeii. picture: S. Carey. nine. backyard work in cubiculum eight, condominium of the Fruit Orchard, Pompeii. picture: ß Alinari/Art source, big apple. checklist of illustrations Abbreviations: DAIR ¼ Deutsches Archa¨ologisches Institut, Rome. 1. Tommaso and Giacomo Rodari (attrib. ), Portrait of Pliny the Elder. photograph: ß Alinari/Art source, new york. 2. Tommaso and Giacomo Rodari (attrib. ), Portrait of Pliny the more youthful. photograph: ß Alinari/Art source, new york. three. Tommaso and Giacomo Rodari (attrib. ), Pliny the Elder’s arrival at Stabiae. photograph: ß Alinari/Art source, manhattan. four. Tommaso and Giacomo Rodari (attrib. ), Pliny the Elder in his examine. picture: ß Alinari/Art source, manhattan. five. Inscription on s/e aspect of base of Trajan’s column (CIL VI 690), Rome. picture: DAIR seventy one. 2108. 6. Augustus’ trophy at l. a. Turbie. picture: Russ Collins. 7. Colonnade of Augustus’ trophy at los angeles Turbie. picture: Russ Collins. eight. version of Formige´ ’s reconstruction of Augustus’ trophy. picture: Russ Collins. nine. Inscription on west face of Augustus’ trophy. picture: ß Centre des monuments nationaux, Paris. 10. aid to the proper of the inscription on Augustus’ trophy. picture: ß Centre des monuments nationaux, Paris. eleven. Reconstruction of Trajan’s trophy at Adamklissi. After F. B. Florescu, Das Siegesdenkmal von Adamklissi. Tropaeum Traiani (Bucharest and Bonn 1965), three. 12. Arch of Augustus, Susa. photograph: DAIR 70. 1287. thirteen. Case in-built the Nineteen Thirties to deal with the Ara Pacis. picture: Silvia Frenk. 14. Res Gestae inscription in Latin, Temple of Augustus and Rome, Ankara. After Perrot & Guillaume, Exploration arche´ologique de l. a. Galatie et l. a. Bithynie (Paris 1872), plates 25 and 26. 15. Trajan’s column. photograph: ß Alinari/Art source big apple. sixteen. Scene from Trajan’s column. photograph: DAIR 31. 329. 17. Metope XXI, Trajan’s trophy at Adamklissi. picture: DAIR sixty nine. 3286. 18. Reconstruction of Agrippa’s map, after ok. Sallmann, Die Geographie des Alteren Plinius in ihrem Verha¨ltnis zu Varro (Berlin and long island 1971), 208. 19. Brodersen’s tentative representation of Agrippa’s map, ‘ Terra Cognita. Studien zur ro¨mischen Raumerfassung’, Spudasmata fifty nine (1995), 268–87, Wg. forty three. 20. PersoniWcation of a kingdom (possibly Hispania), Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome (inv. 767). photograph: Rome, Musei Capitolini, Archivio FotograWco dei Musei Capitolini.