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  1. Take-Away Art: Ekphrasis and Appropriation in Martial's Apophoreta 170–82.Carolyn MacDonald - 2017 - Classical Antiquity 36 (2):288-316.
    This paper examines the cultural antagonisms of Martial's Apophoreta 170–82, a unique series of epigrammatic gift-tags for artworks to be given away during the Saturnalia. In these poems, I argue, Martial thematizes and enacts Rome's transformative appropriation of cultural capital from Greece and elsewhere. First, he adopts the Hellenistic trope of the ekphrastic gallery tour in order to evoke the “museum spaces” of the Flavian city, where artworks became testaments to the power and culture of Rome. While evoking these masterpiece (...)
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  • Garden Hybrids: Hermaphrodite Images in the Roman House.Katharine T. Von Stackelberg - 2014 - Classical Antiquity 33 (2):395-426.
    This article discusses representations of hermaphrodites in the domestic context of Roman gardens and argues that the spatial context of the hermaphrodite body is as germane to critical understanding as the intersexed body itself. The spatial and semantic interrelations between Roman gardens and hermaphrodite images focus on the dynamics of viewing hermaphrodite types in Italo-Roman art, the spatial configuration of hermaphrodites with documented findspots, Ovid's introduction of garden imagery in the tale of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus compared to the Salmakis inscription (...)
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