- Author : Tobias Fischer-Hansen
- Release Date : 15 June 2021
- Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
- Genre : Social Science
- Pages : 585
- ISBN 13 : 9788763507882
Download or read book entitled From Artemis to Diana written by Tobias Fischer-Hansen and published by Museum Tusculanum Press online. This book was released on 15 June 2021 with total pages 585. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Text in English & German. This book contains 19 articles dealing with various aspects of the Greek goddess Artemis and the Roman goddess Diana. The themes presented in the volume deal with the Near Eastern equivalents of Artemis, the Bronze Age Linear B testimonies, and Artemis in Homer and in the Greek tragedies. Sanctuaries and cult, and regional aspects are also dealt with -- encompassing Cyprus, the Black Sea region, Greece and Italy. Pedimental sculpture, mosaics and sculpture form the basis of investigations of the iconography of the Roman Diana; the role of the cult of Diana in a dynastic setting is also examined. A single section deals with the reception of the iconography of the Ephesian Artemis during the Renaissance and later periods.