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Art as Plunder The Ancient Origins of Debate about Cultural Property

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ISBN-10: 052117290X

ISBN-13: 9780521172905

Edition: 2009

Authors: Margaret M. Miles

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This text examines the ancient origins of debate about art as cultural property through Cicero's speeches. What happens to art in time of war? Who should own art, and what is its approximate context? Should the victorious ever allow the defeated to keep their art? This book explores these questions and more.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Art as Roman Plunder
Near Eastern Antecedents
Greek Antecedents
Athens Plundered
Greek Booty
Sacking the City, Dividing the Booty
Triumphal Processions
Greek Art on Display
Grabbing the Incense
Weeping Envoys: Criticism of Roman Plundering
The Image of the Humane General
The Roman Context of Cicer�s Prosecution of Verres
Cicero's Sicily
Sicily's Greek Past
Sicily as a Roman Province
Verres' Trial in Rome: Logistics
Verres' Family oh
The Charges against Verres
The Outcome of the Trial
Verres' Long Exile and Death
The Publication of the Verrines
Roman Audiences of the Verrines
Cicer�s Views on the Social Place of Art
The Legal View
Descriptions of Art
In the Community
Consecrated Cult Images
At Home
Consumers and Traders of Luxury
Art for Cicero
Roman Display of Art: From Lucullus to Lausos
T. Pomponius Atticus
Public Displays of Art
Verrine Emperors
The Temple of Peace
True Connoisseurs
Constantine and the New Rome
Art as European Plunder
The Survival of the Verrines
Sicily as a Destination
Scholarly Efforts on the Verrines
Legal Thought on International Agreements
Administrators Abroad: The Verrine Model
On Vandalism
Napoleon in Italy
Napoleon in Egypt
Restitution of Plunder and Popular Reactions
The Duke of Wellington's Views
Epilogue: The Continuing Plunder of Art
Appendix: On Art as Plunder