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Contents Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Art as Roman Plunder Near Eastern Antecedents Greek Antecedents Athens Plundered Greek Booty Sacking the City, Dividing the Booty Triumphal Processions Greek Art on Display Grabbing the Incense Weeping Envoys: Criticism of Roman Plundering The Image of the Humane General 2 The Roman Context of Cicero's Prosecution of Verres Cicero's Sicily Sicily's Greek Past Sicily as a Roman Province Verres' Trial in Rome: Logistics Verres' Family The Charges Against Verres The Outcome of the Trial Verres' Exile and Death The Publication of the Verrines Roman Audiences of the Verrines 3 Cicero's Views on the Social Place of Art The Legal View Description of Art In the Community Consecrated Cult Images Dedications Commemoratives At Home Consumers and Traders of Luxury Art for Cicero 4 Roman Display of Art: from Lucullus to Lausos Piscinarii T. Pomponius Atticus Public Displays of Art Verrine Emperors The Temple of Peace True Connoisseurs Constantine and the New Rome 5 Art as European Plunder Sicily as a Destination Scholarly Efforts on the Verrines Legal Thought on International Agreements Administrators Abroad: the Verrine Model On Vandalism Napoleon in Italy Napoleon in Egypt Restitution of Plunder, and popular Reactions The Duke of Wellington's Views Epilogue Appendix: On art as plunder Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Art thefts -- Rome.
Art treasures in war -- Greece.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Political and social views.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History.