Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Roman glass: Reflections on cultural change (University of Pennsylvania Museum, Sept. 1997-?)
Includes appendices of technical aspects of ancient glassmaking and ancient quotations about glass.
A copy of this title was received with the David Grose research collection.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index.
Illustrates the aesthetic and technical responses of the glassmaking industry to cultural changes.
E1. A craft in tension --
E2. Rome and the Hellenistic world --
E3. Watershed I : the eastward advance --
E4. The influence of Augustus --
E5. The age of extravagance --
E6. The industry takes shape --
E7. Decorative mold-blowing --
E8. Fascination with faceting --
E9. The westward expansion --
E10. Cultic connections --
E11. The heyday of Roman trade --
E12. Of slaves and Greeks --
E13. Ripples in the Golden Pond --
E14. Shifts of power - lots of them --
E15. Watershed II : The Constantine era --
E16. Burial customs in the eastern provinces --
E17. The forces of fashion --
E18. Motifs and motivations --
E19. Collapse in the West --
E20. Worlds apart --
E21. Of Justinian and Jerusalem --