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Art and Society in Fourth-century Britain

Villa Mosaics in Context (Plymouth archaeology occasional publication)

By Sarah Scott

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Format: Paperback, 12 pages
Other Information: 75 illus
Published In: United Kingdom, 31 October 2000
This volume builds upon the copious and varied research on villa mosaics in Roman Britain, and evaluates it within the context of elite social life in the 4th century AD. It argues that the mosaics were an integral part of the rich lifestyles of elites in this period and played an important role in defining their status. Yet these symbols of power were apparantely no longer valued to the same degree by the end of the 4th century. In a period of increasing social and economic instability, the mosaics were one element in an elite lifestyle which was ultimately to prove socially divisive. In this wide-ranging study, Sarah Scott considers the significance and long-term impact of the artistic choices made by villa owners.

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This is a strong, competent and eminently useful monograph.'--Jas' Elsner"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/0001)

EAN: 9780947816537
ISBN: 0947816534
Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
Dimensions: 24 x 17 centimeters (0.53 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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