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“Commenting on the Siluae: The Visual Dimension”

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Lunch Lecture


April 27, 2018

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Please RSVP by Monday, April 23rd to [email protected]

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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.