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Sotades : symbols of immortality on Greek vases

Author: Herbert Hoffmann
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, on the fifth-century BC Athenian vase-painter, Sotades, concentrates on the inherent meaning of the imagery of these decorated vases. It argues that, contrary to widely held conceptions,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sotades; Sotades (Künstler); Sotades.; Sotades, Künstler.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Hoffmann
ISBN: 019815061X 9780198150619
OCLC Number: 35723529
Description: xvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Vases of Sotades --
1. Crocodile Love --
2. Dionysos and Hades are One --
3. Rams, Fleece, and Gold --
4. Split Sense --
5. Dulce et Decorum pro Patria Mori --
6. Kekrops and the Sphinx --
7. Amazon --
8. The Comedy of Innocence --
9. Death and False Noses --
10. Astragalos --
11. The Cicada on the Omphalos --
12. Aletheia --
13. Deep Play.
Responsibility: Herbert Hoffmann.
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