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Visual culture and ancient history: Issues of empiricism and ideology in the Samos Stele at Athens

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Through a specific example, this paper explores the problems of empiricism and ideology in the uses of material-cultural and visual evidence for the writing of ancient history. The focus is on an Athenian documentary stele with a fine relief from the late fifth century bc, the history of its publications, and their failure to account for the totality of the object's information—sculptural and epigraphic—let alone the range of rhetorical ambiguities that its texts and images implied in their f...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1525/CA.2015.34.1.33

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUMS, Medieval & Modern Lang Faculty, Byzantine and Modern Greek
Publisher:
University of California Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Antiquity Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-73
Publication date:
2015-04-01
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0278-6656 and 1067-8344
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pubs:656488
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uri:e539fa37-2b72-4122-929a-4f3b01964360
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uuid:e539fa37-2b72-4122-929a-4f3b01964360
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pubs:656488
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