Chapter 20. Visual and Verbal Representation: Image, Text, Person, and Power

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. James A. Francis Associate Professor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch20

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Francis, J. A. (2009) Visual and Verbal Representation: Image, Text, Person, and Power, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • visual and verbal representation;
  • theories of images and seeing;
  • person and power in late antiquity;
  • word and image in ancient Christianity;
  • Bordo's concept of sympathetic understanding and Elsner's of mystic viewing;
  • early Christian images representing theological statements and systems - communicating concepts to viewer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classical Backgrounds

  • Theories of Images and Seeing

  • Person and Power in Late Antiquity

  • Word and Image in Ancient Christianity

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliographical Note