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Oakley publishes new book

John OakleyJohn Oakley has recently published a volume in German in the “Corpus of Roman Sarcophagus Reliefs”. The Corpus is a 140 year old project underneath the aegis of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. Oakley’s volume includes many of the mythological subjects depicted on Roman sarcophagi made in Athens during the second and third centuries AD. His study focuses on the iconography of these scenes, including those of Bellerophon, Helen, Herakles, Iphigeneia, Orestes, Odysseus, Oedipus, Opheltes, Orpheus, Pelops und Theseus, and the interpretation of these funerary monuments in their Greek and Roman contexts. Read more...