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Pliny on Art and Society

The Elder Pliny's Chapters On The History Of Art

By Jacob Isager

Routledge – 1991 – 256 pages

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Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman collector. Isager's is the first full treatment of this subject for over a hundred years.

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`An interesting and very useful commentary on Pliny's treatment of the subject in his vast work - Natural History'

Name: Pliny on Art and Society: The Elder Pliny's Chapters On The History Of Art (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jacob Isager. Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman collector. Isager's is the first...
Categories: Latin Literature, Roman History & Culture