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Histories of Peirene : a Corinthian fountain in three millennia

Author: Betsey Ann Robinson
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : American School of Classical Studies at Athens, ©2011.
Series: Ancient art and architecture in context, 2.
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The Peirene Fountain as described by its first excavator, Rufus B. Richardson, is "the most famous fountain of Greece." Here is a retrospective of a wellspring of Western civilization, distinguished  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsey Ann Robinson
ISBN: 0876619650 9780876619650
OCLC Number: 693810990
Description: xxxi, 386 pages, 18, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The spring and its legacy --
Peirene today and yesterday : anatomy and physiology --
The storied spring : Peirene in pictures and poetry --
Great and fearful days : the rediscovery of Peirene --
A Corinthian Hydra : the labors of Bert Hodge Hill --
pt. 2. Biography of the fountain --
Beginnings : Hellenic and Hellenistic Peirene --
Corinthian grotesque : the Cyclopean fountain --
The genius of place and master : romanizing Peirene --
High Roman style : the Marble Court --
A pendant for Peirene : the Scylla of Corinth --
Palace for the people : the Triconch Court --
The ruin of a beautiful thing --
Adventures in Underland.
Series Title: Ancient art and architecture in context, 2.
Responsibility: by Betsey A. Robinson.

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. . . this text should be of interest to many different kinds of readers interested in Corinth.--David Pettegrew, Messiah College"Corinthian Matters" (01/01/0001)

 
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