Pliny on Art and Society: The Elder Pliny's Chapters On The History Of Art (Paperback) book cover

Pliny on Art and Society

The Elder Pliny's Chapters On The History Of Art

By Jacob Isager

© 1992 – Routledge

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.


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

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HISTORY / Ancient / General