Institute for the Classical Tradition
ANRW II.12.1, pp. 507-535
 
The Grand Pictorial Tradition of Roman Historical Representation during the Early Empire
by Gerhard Koeppel, Chapel Hill, N. C.

Contents

I. Introduction. Survey of the Scholarship 508
II. Questions of Terminology 512
III. The Characteristics of the Monumental or 'Grand Style' Historical Relief 513

1. Two Modes of Representation Compared

513

2. Reasons for a Difference in Modes of Representation

517

3. Compositional Techniques in Representations of the Grand Tradition

519
IV. The Origin of the 'Grand Style' Historical Relief in Monumental Painting and the Pictorial Characteristics of the Grand Tradition 523
V. The Invention of a New Relief Form for 'Grand Style' Historical Representation in the Age of Augustus. An Examination of Relief Structure 528
VI. Painting as a Primary Medium for 'Grand Style' Historical Representation during the Early Empire 534
List of Illustrations 535
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