By Anthony F. Mangieri
The Trojan struggle starts off and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The grotesque killing of a girl should have captivated historic humans as the fable of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully within the arts of old Greece and Rome. so much students agree that the Greeks and Romans didn't perform human sacrifice, so why then do the myths of virgin sacrifice seem repeatedly in paintings and literature for over a millennium? Virgin Sacrifice in Classical paintings: girls, organization, and the Trojan War seeks to reply to this question.
This publication tells the tales of the sacrificial maidens with a purpose to aid the reader realize the meanings certain up in those myths for historic humans. In exploring the representations of Iphigeneia and Polyxena in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artwork, this e-book bargains a broader cultural background that finds what humans within the old international have been looking in those tales. the result's an interdisciplinary examine that gives new interpretations at the that means of the sacrificial virgin as a cultural and ideological development. this can be the 1st book-length research of virgin sacrifice in historical artwork and the 1st to supply an interpretive framework in which to appreciate its imagery.
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