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Facing the Gods Epiphany and Representation in Graeco-Roman Art, Literature and Religion

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ISBN-10: 0521861713

ISBN-13: 9780521861717

Edition: 2011

Authors: Verity Platt

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List price: $164.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/28/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 502
Size: 7.25" wide x 12.52" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530

Verity Platt is Associate Professor in the Departments of Classics and Art History at Cornell University, having previously taught at the Universities of Exeter and Chicago. Her research interests include attitudes to the sacred image in antiquity, ancient theories of representation, the relationship between image and text, and Roman wall-painting and funerary art. This is her first book.

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Dream visions and cult images in Second Sophistic literature
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