1st Edition

Greek and Roman Painting and the Digital Humanities

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ISBN 9780367547011
November 4, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume is a groundbreaking discussion of the role of digital media in research on ancient painting, and a deep reflection on the effect of digital media in opening the field to new audiences.

The study of classical art always oscillates between archaeology and classics, between the study of ancient texts and archaeological material. For this reason, it is often difficult to collect all the data, to have access to both types of information on an equal basis. The increasing development of digital collections and databases dedicated both to archaeological material and ancient texts is a direct response to this problem. The book’s central theme is the role of the digital humanities, especially digital collections such as the “Digital Milliet”, in the study of ancient Greek and Roman painting. Part one focuses on the transition between the original book version of the Recueil Milliet and its digital incarnation. Part two addresses the application of digital tools to the analysis of ancient art. Part three focuses on ancient wall painting.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, classics, archaeology, and digital humanities.

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction. The Digital Milliet, between Ancient Painting and Digital Technologies

Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Valérie Toillon

Part 1: From the Recueil Milliet to the Digital Milliet

2. Adolphe Reinach (1887-1914) and the modernity of the Recueil Milliet (20th-21st centuries.)

Agnès Rouveret

3. Commenting the "Digital Milliet" a century apart. From the "paper" to the digital version

Valérie Toillon,

4. The Digital Milliet: Development and Roadmap

Zachary Fletcher

5. Dire le Décor Antique (DDA): when Greek and Latin Texts meet realia (2nd century BCE-7th century CE)

Delphine Lauritzen

Part 2: Applying digital tools to the analysis of ancient art

6. Enhancing Digital Publications with Alpheios

Bridget Almas

7. Texts on artifacts: How to Improve Epigraphic Publication in a Digital Ecosystem

Michèle Brunet

8.. Images in Context, Images in Networks: new keys for the Study of Italiote Funerary Eschatology. Methods, tools and first result

Fabien Bièvre-Perrin

Part 3: Ancient wall painting

9. How were Roman wall paintings made? Material and textual evidence

Francesca Bologna

10. Surface and Suggestion: The Materiality of Curtains in Roman Wall Painting

Shanna O’Connell

11. Gladiators, pictorial space and visual culture: the reinterpretation of a possible mythical cycle in Pompeii

Jorge Garcia

12. Conclusions

Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Valérie Toillon

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Marie-Claire Beaulieu is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Tufts University. Her research focuses on Greek mythology and religion with a special interest in animals in antiquity. She combines this work with the development of digital pedagogical initiatives and digital editions on related topics.

Valérie Toillon has a PhD in history of art. The Digital Milliet was her postdoctoral research project (2015-2017). She is now an independent researcher and she is pursuing a postgraduate diploma (DESS) in Arts and Culture management.