Storia e aneddoti: Plinio e il bronzo

Authors: Gianfranco Adornato – Eva Falaschi

In: Atti del convegno “Il restauro dei grandi bronzi archeologici. Laboratorio aperto per la Vittoria alata di Brescia” – Opificio delle pietre dure, 27-28 maggio 2019

Edited by: F. Morandini – A. Patera
Publisher: Firenze
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Description: This paper offers a new interpretation of the first chapters of Natural History, book 34 on bronze alloys (aes Corinthium, aes Deliacum, aes Aegineticum). Particular attention is paid to the structure of this section; the literary elaboration of artistic information; Cicero’s influence; Pliny’s cultural interests and their impact on his description of the alloys; Pliny’s art historical perspective on alloys.
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