Roman sculptors at work: Professional practitioners?

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Abstract / Description of output

This chapter concerns Roman sculptors and considers whether sculptors in the Roman empire fit the modern criteria for the term ‘professional’, as has been developed in the sociology of modern professions. While the lack of a regulatory system governing stone carving practitioners in the Roman world might make it hard to fit them into most modern definitions of professionals, it is argued that Roman sculptors saw their work as skilled and used their specialist knowledge to obtain social and economic rewards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSkilled Labour and Professionalism in Ancient Greece and Rome
EditorsEdmund Stewart, Edward Harris, David Lewis
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781108878135
ISBN (Print)9781108839471
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • sculptors
  • specialization
  • social and economic status
  • Roman empire


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