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Animals in Roman Life and Art free pdf This work explores the portrayal of animals in Roman iconography, Roman knowledge - both factual and fanciful - about various fauna, and Roman use of animals for food, clothing, transport, war, entertainment, religious ceremony and companionship. Arranged by species, this survey ranges from the exotic (the rhinoceros and hippopotamus) to the commonplace (dogs and cats). Romans cleary loved their pets and gave them human names. The wealthiest kept gazelles and ibex on their estates as living lawn ornaments. At the same time, they imported exotic animals from Africa and then slaughtered them in both gladiatorial combat and cold-blooded spectacle. The book concludes with a discussion of Roman beliefs about animals in the afterlife where, according to Virgil "the herds will not fear the mighty lion" and "the timid deer...will drink beside the hounds".

About J.M.C. Toynbee

J. M. C. Toynbee was Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University and an honorary Fellow of Newnham College. Before her death in 1985, she served as a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Numismatic Society, and as a member of the faculty of the British School in Rome. She authored numerous articles and books, including 'Art in Roman Britain,' 'The Art of the Romans,' 'Roman Historical Portraits,' and 'Roman Life and Art in Britain

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Author : J.M.C. Toynbee
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 05 November 1996
ISBN : 0801855330
EAN : 9780801855337
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 431 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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