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Approaching the Ancient Artifact : Representation, Narrative, and Function, a festschrift in honor of H. Alan Shapiro

Author: Denise Demetriou; Amalia Avramidou
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2014.
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This book offers a fresh and timely perspectiveon the study of ancient art and archaeology. Through a series of essays, the volume explores the links between text and image and offers innovative readings of narrative scenes on pottery and sculpture. Topics treated include gender in antiquity, myth and art, and Athenian ritual and politics. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of classical art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Approaching the ancient artifact.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]
(DLC) 2014498032
(OCoLC)884233156
Named Person: H A Shapiro
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Demetriou; Amalia Avramidou
ISBN: 9783110308815 3110308819 311038292X 9783110382921
OCLC Number: 890070961
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 568 pages, 22 pages of color plates)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Contributors; Abbreviations; Foreword; H. Alan Shapiro: Bibliography; Myth into Art; Helen Re-Claimed, Troy Re-Visited: Scenes of Troy in Archaic Greek Art; Polyxena's Dropped Hydria: The Epic Cycle and the Iconography of Gravity in Athenian Vase Painting; Myth into Art: A Black-figure Column Krater from Castle Ashby at the University of Virginia; The Serpent in the Garden: Herakles, Ladon, and the Hydra; Reflections on Triton; Herakles and Geras in Etruria; Theseus and Aithra! A Forgotten Fragment and an Old Problem; Theseus and Periphetes by the Sabouroff Painter? Dressing to Hunt. Some Remarks on the Calyx Krater from the So-called House of C. Julius Polybius in PompeiiPhrixos' Self-sacrifice and his "Euphemia"; Philoktetes in Brauron (Attica) and Volterra (Etruria); The Tombs of Amazons; Iconography of Mourning; The Wretchedness of Old Kings; Athenian State Monuments for the War Dead: Evidence from a Loutrophoros; Women as Gift Givers and Gift Producers in Ancient Athenian Funerary Ritual; Volgei nescia: On the Paradox of Praising Women's Invisibility; Reduced Myths: Roman Ash Chests with Mythological Scenes Satyrs as Women and Maenads as Men: Transvestites and Transgression in Dionysian WorshipCourtship Scenes; "To Dream the Impossible Dream"; Hare and the Dog: Eros Tamed; A Type ? Courting Scene for Alan: The Spitzer Amphora at Bryn Mawr College; A Lazy Afternoon; Narrative Strategies; A Matter of Style/Why Style Matters: A Birth of Athena Revisited; Story and Status: The François Vase and the Krater from Vix; A Frame for Names: The Case of the Hydria Louvre F 287; Composition and Narrative on Skyphoi of the Penelope Painter Where Should We Place the Krater? An Optimistic Reconstruction of the Vessel's Visibility during the SymposionManipulating Mastoi: The Female Breast in the Sympotic Setting; Laconian Wine; Arion the Methymnian and Dionysos Methymnaios: Myth and Cult in Herodotus' Histories; The Mozia Charioteer: A Revision; An Ancient Plaster Cast in New York: A Ptolemaic Syncretistic Goddess; The Non-Human Paradox: Being Political in Aristotle's Zoology; Are We Rome?; Bibliography; Index; Color Plates
Responsibility: edited by Amalia Avramidou and Denise Demetriou.

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