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Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome (Cambridge Classical Studies) Reissue Edition

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Explores how ancient Romans categorised, organised and described colours, and outlines the principal differences and similarities between ancient and modern concepts of colour. By drawing together evidence from contemporary philosophers, elegists, epic writers, historians and satirists, this text explores the definition and function of colour in Rome during the early Empire.

About the Author

Mark Bradley is Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nottingham. His main research and teaching interests are in the visual and intellectual culture of imperial Rome and his recent work has been particularly concerned with exploring cultural differences in perception, aesthetics and sensibilities. His first book Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome (Cambridge University Press, 2009) was longlisted for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing and he is author of several articles in the field of Roman visual culture. He is Editor of The Papers of the British School at Rome and is currently working on a book on foul bodies in Ancient Rome.

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (June 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521291224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521291224
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Judith M. Paxton on March 29, 2014
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As an artist, I have a hard time seeing the applicability of a book on color n art without a single color chart.The information it provides is probably , almost certainly correct, but my visualization skills are just not as good as that. No one promised me a color chart, but I am still amazed thayt there is not one.
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