Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi. Art and Social History.
Oxford University Press, 2015. 368p. Hardback. In Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi an accomplished scholar provides a grammar for reading (below) the surfaces of Rome's most popular and long-lived sarcophagus type. She also realizes, however, that the inherent ambiguity of images, many evoking a range of meanings now unknowable, makes translation a fraught enterprise. Still, this comprehensive study clarifies the syntax of a type whose greatest creative strength derives from the interplay of its discrete figural fields and the accommodation therein of endless permutations of novel and conventional images. Dennis Trout, University of Missouri , CJ-Online |a 22/03/2019 (Publisher's information).