|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Art as Roman plunder; 2. The Roman context of Cicero's prosecution of Verres; 3. Cicero's views on the social place of art; 4. Roman display of art: from Lucullus to Lausos; 5. Art as European plunder; Epilogue: the continuing plunder of art.
What People are Saying About This
Margaret Miles deals with the sadly timely issue of art as plunder levelly and with sensitivity. Her study is not only well researched and sound, but also a very good read and as such easily accessible not only to scholars, but equally to undergraduates and a wider interested public. Broaching much wider issues than the historical extortion of Verres, the reception of concepts of art as cultural property and the ways of dealing with plundered art across the centuries are today highly pertinent and make this a very important book. BCMR