• Entre el anonimato y la identidad: líderes serviles de la Anti-güedad en la pintura y la escultura modernas

    Author(s):
    Antonio Duplá-Ansuategui (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, SLAVERY, Classical receptions
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/b6w4-js87
    Abstract:
    Among the millions of slaves who lived in Ancient Rome, very few are known with a individualized identity, whose modern reception may be reconstructed. We find, for instance, the names of Spartacus and Eunus, leaders of important slave revolts in Sicily and Italy respectively, in the last century of the Roman Republic. The influence of Spartacus in the modern history of progressive political ideas is well-known, from the admiration Karl Marx felt for the slave leader to the foundation of the Spartakus Bund by the radical wing of the German social-democrats in the 20th century. His cinematographic success, both on the big screen or on television, is also evident. Nevertheless, that presence is much less frequent in historical painting or in sculpture. The aim of this paper is to collect the modern paintings and sculptures dedicated to the aforementioned slave leaders, to analyse the motives advanced by the artist and to study the cultural and political context of these works.
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    Published
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    1 year ago
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