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Pictures of episodes from Greek mythology are frequent in Roman paintings, showing in sculptural teams, mosaics, work and reliefs. They attest to Rome's enduring fascination with Greek tradition, and its wish to take in and reframe that tradition for brand new ends. This booklet offers a entire account of the meanings of Greek delusion around the spectrum of Roman paintings, together with public, family and funerary contexts. It argues that myths, as well as functioning as signifiers of a patron's schooling or paideia, performed a major function as rhetorical and didactic exempla. The altering use of mythological imagery in household and funerary artwork specifically unearths a major shift in Roman values and senses of id around the interval of the 1st centuries advert, and within the ways in which Greek tradition was once grew to become to serve Roman values.

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