Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

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Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects inspired in Greeks and Romans in antiquity and draws parallels with other cultures and eras to offer contexts for understanding that fascination. Statues, bronze weapons, books, and bones might have been prized for various reasons: because they had religious value, were the work of highly regarded artists and writers, had been possessed by famous mythological figures, or were relics of a long ...

Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198759300

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