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Polis and personification in classical Athenian art

Author: Amy Claire Smith
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Monumenta Graeca et Romana, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient Greek artists pioneered in the allegorical use of personifications of political ideas, events, places, institutions, and peoples in visual arts. This book surveys and interprets these  Read more...

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Smith, Amy Claire, 1966-
Polis and personification in classical Athenian art.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011015630
(OCoLC)717295998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Claire Smith
ISBN: 9789004214521 9004214526
OCLC Number: 742349091
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 202 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: viewing personifications in classical Athens --
Names or comments? the birth of political personification in Greece --
Humanising Greek places and spaces: local personifications and Athenian imperialism --
Goddess before personification? right and retribution --
The independence of epithets: Kharites, virtues, & other nymphs in the 'Gardens of Aphrodite' --
Aristocracy or democracy? Eukleia and Eunomia between the gods --
Visual personifications in literature and art: Aristophanes' Eirene and her attendants --
Ephemeral personifications: civic festivals and other peacetime pleasures --
Masculine people in feminine places: the body politic at home and abroad.
Series Title: Monumenta Graeca et Romana, v. 19.
Responsibility: by Amy C. Smith.

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