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Kućni ljubimci i njihovi prikazi na rimskim mozaicima


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Vuković, Nikolina. (2018). Kućni ljubimci i njihovi prikazi na rimskim mozaicima. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Archaeology. [mentor Šimić-Kanaet, Zrinka].

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This paper deals with household pets inbetween the period of the Roman Republic and Late antiquity. It brings an overview of all animal species which are considered a part of this group: from the most common ones such as dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, rabbits, goats and snakes to the more exotic bears, lions and tigers. Furthermore, the paper adresses the view which Romans held towards these animals, for example, did the Romans consider them as pets, and if so, did they label them with human features/attributes and were they regarded as family members. Finally, the paper tries to answer questions regarding the role which these animals played in the socialization of Roman children, a topic which is currently actual in contemporary antrophological studies. To answer this questins we turn to the works of Roman and Greek writers as well as examine epigraphicinscriptions and old works of art, primarily Roman mosaic.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: pets, animals, roman art, mosaics, anthropomorphisation, socialisation
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Supervisor: Šimić-Kanaet, Zrinka
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 13:48

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