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Art and Myth in Ancient Greece

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised)

By Carpenter, T. H.

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The Greek myths are so much part of our culture that we tend to forget how they entered it in the first place. Visual sources - vase paintings, engraved gems and sculpture in bronze and stone - often pre-date references to the myths in literature, or offer alternative, unfamiliar... tellings. In some cases visual art provides our only evidence, as there is no surviving account in ancient Greek literature of such important stories as the Fall of Troy, or Theseus and the Minotaur. T. H. Carpenter's book is the first comprehensive, scholarly yet succinct survey of myth as it appears in Greek art. Copiously illustrated, it is an essential reference work for everybody interested in the art, drama, poetry or religion of ancient Greece. With this handbook as a guide, readers will be able to identify scenes from myth across the full breadth of archaic and classical Greek art.
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ISBN 9780500204542
Released NZ 18 Mar 2021
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised
Series World of Art
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ISBN-13 9780500204542
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Released 18 Mar 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised
Edition Revised
Author(s) By Carpenter, T. H.
Series World of Art
Category History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 709.38
Weight 660g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mythology, Greek, in art, Art, Greek
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade