Sculpture of a lions head
Lunch Lecture
April 27, 2018

“Commenting on the Siluae: The Visual Dimension”

Please RSVP by Monday, April 23rd to

Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University)
12:00 pm
161 East Pyne

This paper seeks to demonstrate that in the Siluae Statius captures with remarkable verbal economy and precision the exuberance of the material world surrounding his patrons. The diction of selected case-studies is illustrated with examples from wall painting, mosaics, sculpture, and the luxury arts.

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