The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum: Archaeology, Reception, and Digital Reconstruction

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Mantha Zarmakoupi
Walter de Gruyter, 2010 - History - 221 pages
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The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri (the only intact library to survive from Graeco-Roman antiquity) and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world and the Villa has become for us the ideal model of Roman luxury villa culture.This volume presents contributions on the Villa s architecture, decoration, and content (i.e., wall-paintings, sculptures, and papyri); their reception since the 18th century; the current state of knowledge based on the recent partial excavations in the Villa; the use of digital models of the Villa, and a discussion on the ways in which such models may be used for educational and research purposes. Beitrage einzigartigen Villa dei Papyri Umfassende Darstellung der Villa und ihrer Geschichte und Rezeption Als Spezialisten anerkannte Autoren"
  

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Contents

New Archaeological Research at the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum
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Wall Paintings in the Villa of the Papyri Old and New Finds
63
Programming Sculpture? Collection and Display in the Villa of the Papyri
79
Who Lived in the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum A Settled Question?
89
The Books of the Villa of the Papyri
115
Recreating the Villa of the Papyri in Malibu
129
Discovering the Villa of the Papyri in the 18th century
139
rebirthing the Villa of the Papyri
155
The virtual reality digital model of the Villa of the Papyri project
181
Backmatter
195
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Mantha Zarmakoupi, Freie Universitat Berlin.

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