This study tells the reader much about the barbarians, about Roman art and about the Romans' view of themselves. Ferris examines the literary and historical background to these works, exposing the deep-seated fear of barbarians or primitive which lay at the heart of the Roman world. He analyzes the development of an artistic tradition that reflected the increasing power of barbarians within the Empire. He also demonstrates that, as the Empire declined, the savage characteristics of the barbarians came to be portrayed as ...

Enemies of Rome 2000, Sutton Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780750919081