Dancing with decorum
Article , Content / 2012-12-02

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Dancing with decorum. The eclectic usage of kalathiskos dancers and pyrrhic dancers in Roman visual culture By Julia Habetzeder Abstract This article examines two groups of motifs in Roman visual culture: females modelled on kalathiskos dancers, and males modelled on pyrrhic dancers. Eclecticism is emphasized as a strategy which was used to introduce novelties that were appropriate within a Roman cultural context. The figures representing kalathiskos dancers and pyrrhic dancers were both changed in an eclectic manner and this resulted in motifs representing the goddess Victoria, and the curetes respectively. Kalathiskos dancers and eclectic Victoriae occur on many different media at least from the Augustan era and into the 2nd century AD. It is argued here that the establishment of these two motifs in Roman visual culture is closely related to the aesthetics which came to the fore during the reign of Augustus. Thereafter, both kalathiskos dancers and eclectic Victoriae lingered on in the Roman cultural context until many of the material categories on which they were depicted ceased to be produced. Unlike the kalathiskos dancers, the male figures modelled on pyrrhic dancers…

Opuscula 5 (2012)
Open Access , Opuscula / 2012-12-01

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com, and Adlibris.com. Contents Julia Habetzeder | Dancing with decorum. The eclectic usage of kalathiskos dancers and pyrrhic dancers in Roman visual culture Lars Karlsson, Jesper Blid & Olivier Henry | Labraunda 2011. A preliminary report on the Swedish excavations. With an appendix by R. Hedlund Peter M. Fischer | The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2011. Excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With appendices by T. Bürge, L. Franz and R. Feldbacher Richard Ramanius | Euergetism and city-walls in the Italian city of Telesia Paavo Roos | The water-mills on the Lamas River in Cilicia Julia Habetzeder | The impact of restoration. The example of the dancing satyr in the Uffizi Peter M. Fischer | The Swedish Jordan Expedition 2009 and 2010 at Tall Abu al-Kharaz. Preliminary results from the Early Iron Age occupation in Area 9. With appendices by T. Bürge, A. Gustafsson & J. Azzopardi Book reviews Bibliographical information Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 5, Stockholm 2012. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-4-5. Softcover, 204 pages.

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