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Achilles on Skyros: Crossing over Architecture, Mosaic and Wall Painting
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The Proceedings of IV. International Mosaic Corpus of Türkiye "The Mosaic Bridge from Past to Present", 6-10 June 2007, Gaziantep
Uludağ University Press
T. C. Uludağ Üniversitesi, Mozaik Araştırmaları Merkezi, AIEMA - Türkiye
Uludağ University Mosaic Resarch Center, Fen - Edebiyat FaKültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, TR - 16059 Görükle - Bursa email@example.com
From the second to the fourth century AD, about fifteen pavements reporting the scyrian version of the enrolment of Achilles meet in all the parts of the Empire, from Syria (Zeugma) to Hispania (Pedrosa), passing by Africa (El Jem), Mauritania (Cherchel, Tipasa), Gallia (Saint-Romain-en-Gal) or Germania (Orbe). First, we will look at how these pavements are integrated in the architectural context of the houses. Then, we will try to understand why and how this myth was obviously anchored deeply in the collective memory of the Roman elites to give rise to such joint compositions everywhere in the Empire. But we will also see how a so rigid canvas could even so incorporate local influences. Finally we will explore the pictorial context surrounding the pavements.
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