Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, ms. V A 3, f. .
Incipit of Naturalis Historia, book 2.
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Insights: Rome, artworks & literary sources
Recostruction of Templum Pacis
Protogenes’ Ialysus: reconstructing the biography of a lost masterpiece
Knowing an artwork only through literary texts is, objectively, a limit. However, through the example of Protogenes’ Ialysus and the reconstruction of his fortune, this contribution aims to turn such a limit into the opportunity of reassessing the traditional art historical approach to sources. This goal will be fulfilled by contextualizing sources within their cultural frame.