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Art and Myth in Ancient Greece

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Edition:
00
ISBN13:

9780500202364

ISBN10:
0500202362
Media:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
1/17/1991
Publisher(s):
THAMES&HUD
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Summary

Here is the first scholarly, comprehensive and succinct survey of the treatment of myth by the artists of ancient Greece. With its copious illustrations, it forms an indispensable and unrivaled reference work for everybody interested in art, drama, poetry, anthropology or religion. There is no surviving account in ancient Greek literature of of stories as important as the fall of Troy or Theseus and the Minotaur. It is to visual sources that we have to turn for much of our knowledge of the myths. Vase paintings, engraved gems and sculpture in bronze and and stone often pre-date reference to the myths in literature or offer alternative versions to the familiar accounts; always they throw light on the way the Greeks understood the stories of gods and heroes.

Table of Contents

Preface 6(7)
Introduction
7(6)
A Demonstration of Method: The Return of Hephaistos; Troilos and Achilles
13(22)
Portraits of the Gods
35(34)
The Ascendancy of the Olympians
69(34)
Perseus; Bellerophon
103(14)
Herakles
117(43)
Theseus
160(23)
Argonauts; Calydonian Boar Hunt
183(12)
The Trojan War
195(38)
The Aftermath of the War
233(13)
Abbreviations 246(1)
A selected list of further reading 247(3)
List of illustrations 250(3)
Index of mythological subjects 253(3)
Index of common attributes 256


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