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    Image and Ritual: Reflections on the Religious Appreciation of Classical Art.John Elsner - 1996 - Classical Quarterly 46 (02):515-.
    It is a cliché that most Greek art was religious in function. Yet our histories of Classical art, having acknowledged this truism, systematically ignore the religious nuances and associations of images while focusing on diverse arthistorical issues from style and form, or patronage and production, to mimesis and aesthetics. In general, the emphasis on naturalism in classical art and its reception has tended to present it as divorced from what is perceived as the overwhelmingly religious nature of post-Constantinian Christian art. (...)
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    Hagiographic Geography: Travel and Allegory in the Life of Apollonius of Tyana.John Elsner - 1997 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 117:22-37.
    In this paper I shall explore the motif of travel in theLife of Apollonius of Tyana, composed by Philostratus in the first half of the third century AD and published after 217. This text, apart from its novelistic, hagiographic and apologetic features, is an exemplary portrait of an ideal life. One aspect of its appeal is the metaphorical nature of much of the work's content—designed to create an ideal literary image of the Greek philosopher in the Roman empire. I examine (...)
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    A. Mastrocinque (ed.): Ercole in Occidente. (Labirinti, 2.) Pp. 132; 50 plates, (3 in colour). Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento, 1993. Paper, L. 20,000. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (01):208-209.
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    B. B RENK (Ed.): Innovation in der Spätantike: Kolloquium Basel 1994 . Pp. 445, Figs, Maps, Ills. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1996. Cased, DM 148. ISBN: 3-88226-879-. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1999 - The Classical Review 49 (1):313-313.
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    Die Bildnisse des Augustus. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (2):479-480.
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    E. Rystedt, CH. Scheffer, CH. Wikander : Opus Mixtum: Essays in Ancient Art and Society. Pp. 176, 77 Figs. Stockholm: Paul Åström, 1994. Paper, SEK 250. ISBN: 91-7042-150-1. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1997 - The Classical Review 47 (2):444-444.
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    Images.John Elsner - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (02):373-.
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    Iconography. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1996 - The Classical Review 46 (1):139-140.
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    Images - H. Belting: Likeness and Presence. A History of the Image Before the Era of Art . Pp. Xxiv+651, 295 Black-and-White Ills, 12 Colour Plates. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 1994 . Cased, £51.95/$74.75. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (2):373-375.
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    M. Vecchi: Sculture tardo–antiche a alto–medievale di Murano . Pp. 142, 233 plates. Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider, 1995. ISBN 88-7689-068-8. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1997 - The Classical Review 47 (2):444-444.
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    Olga Palagia: The Pediments of the Parthenon. (Monumenta Graeca Et Romana, VII.) Pp. 74; 120 Illustrations. Leiden, New York, London: E. J. Brill, 1993.John Elsner - 1993 - The Classical Review 43 (2):457-458.
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    Tradition in Late Antique Sculpture: Conservation, Modernization, Production. [REVIEW]John Elsner - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (2):481-482.