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What was childhood like in ancient Greece? This illustrated book features such archaeological artifacts as toys and gaming pieces alongside images of them in use by children on ancient vases, coins, terracotta figurines, bronze and stone sculpture, and marble grave monuments.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Jan. 31-June 12, 1988, and four other museums.
The art of ancient Greek theater by Mary Louise Hart; J Michael Walton
Call Number: Oversize N8252 .H37 2010
Published on the occasion of an exhibition on view in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Aug. 26, 2010-Jan. 3, 2011
This book examines the vibrant imprint that ancient Greek tragedy and comedy left on the visual arts of classical Greece. Beyond being popular in their day, these plays inspired an array of lively paintings and sculpture, and those works represent, in some cases, the only evidence we have of some of the plays from ancient Greece.
Magna Graecia : Greek art from south Italy and Sicily by Michael J Bennett; Aaron J Paul; Mario Iozzo; Bruce M White
Call Number: Oversize N5753 .M34 2002
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 27, 2002-Jan. 5, 2002 and at the Tampa Museum of Art, Feb. 2-Apr. 20, 2003.
The Euboeans and the west : art, epic poetry, and history / Michael Bennett --
Agrigento : profile of a Greek city / Aaron J. Paul --
Black-figure pottery in Magna Graecia and Sicily / Mario Iozzo --
Sculptural styles of Magna Graecia / Carlos A. Picón --
Demeter and Persephone in western Greece : migrations of myth and cult / H.A. Shapiro --
Sanctuaries of Magna Graecia and Sicily / Emanuele Greco.
The Greek world : art and civilization in Magna Graecia and Sicily by Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli; Palazzo Grassi.
Call Number: Oversize DG55.M3 G713 1996
Catalog of an exhibition held in the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Mar.-Dec., 1996.
Poseidon and the Sea by Seth D. Pevnick
Call Number: Oversize N7763.P67 P67 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
A completely new exploration of the the myths and iconography of the Greek deity Poseidon, that looks at the sea and the art that it inspired in antiquity. It features remarkable Greek, Roman, and Etruscan objects from the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as other international and significant collections.
1000 Years of the Olympic Games by Paul Donnelly; Elisabeth Spathari; Terence Measham
Call Number: Starr N8250 .M43 2000 (Library use only)
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC and ran for over 1000 years, waning during the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity. The ancient games were imbued with a sacred significance. This book brings together some of the objects associated with these ancient games, including sculptures, grave markers, ceramic vases and sporting equipment. These objects originate from a broad geographical area, falling at one time or another into the Greek sphere. Despite their diversity of styles the objects remain connected by a group of uniting factors. They all relate to the theme of sport, most have a religious rather than secular significance and they all stand as rare examples of their kind.
Athens, the City Beneath the City: antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway excavations by Liana Stampolidis Parlama; Nicholas Stampolidis
Call Number: Starr DF275 .P6513 2000 (Library use only)
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
The extensive excavations required to build the new Athens Metro have unearthed archaeological finds of staggering importance. Under the modern city, untouched for thousands of years, lay a wealth of artifacts and the remains of homes, market-places, and temples from ancient Athens. This full-color book presents the astonishing discoveries from this city beneath the city -- bringing the capital of the classical world to life once again.Working just steps ahead of the Metro construction, archaeologists labored to preserve the ancient city, removing entire foundations intact. What they found can be seen in an extraordinary exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens -- and in this glorious book. Spanning Athenian life from the Mycenaean to the Byzantine eras, the 500 objects featured range from statues, pottery, and jewelry to tools, toys, a dog collar, and a large stone slab listing the dead from three battles of the Peloponnesian War, mentioned by Thucydides.
Website for the online version of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum project of the Union AcadeÌmique Internationale, which involves publication of a collection of images of primarily Greek ancient vases dating from 6,000 B.C. to 400 A.D. from more than 120 collections in 26 countries. Provides an online searchable database of digitized text and images, browsable by country and museum, and searchable by fabric, technique, provenance and other aspects.
Describes the project, with the invitation of the Union AcadeÌmique Nationale and sponsorship of the Getty Grant Program and other institutions, for the Beazley Archive at Oxford University to digitize the approximately 250 out of print fascicules (out of over 300 published) over the period 2002-2004. The project is on-going; new fascicules are being published and participating museums have the opportunity to contribute to the on-line database.
Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of Alexander the Great in the late 4th century (400 B.C.E.). Greek civilization experienced a period of magnificent achievement, and then plunged into darkness, from which blossomed a second flowering of that civilization, giving us the foundation of our own
It has been said that all western art and science is but a footnote to ancient Greek accomplishments. In this program, the story is told of how Greek thinkers laid the foundation for architecture, painting, sculpture, history, philosophy, medicine, literature, zoology, botany, mathematics, astronomy, theater, and finally, the western scientific methodology. It is a history of a series of brilliant Greek thinkers from Homer in 700 B.C. to Ptolemy in 150 A.D.
A comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths.
Contains a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts. The material is presented in a way which makes this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology. Accompanying the author's translations of a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts is an accessible, substantial bibliography, as well as an introduction, and explanatory commentary.
An introduction to the images and sculptures of Ancient Greece from the Geometric period to the early Hellenistic. By carefully examining the context in which sculptures and paintings were produced, author Robin Osborne shows how artists responded to the challenges they faced in the formidable and ambitious world of the Greek city-state, producing the rich diversity of forms apparent in Greek art. Artistic developments of the period combined the influences of the symbolism and imagery of eastern Mediterranean art with the explorations of humanity embodied in the narratives of Greek poetry
The Art of the Greek Goldsmith by Dyfri Williams
Call Number: Oversize NK7107.3 .A78 1998
Twenty one essays from the 1994 colloquium at the time of the 'Greek Gold' exhibition at the British Museum. They describe new and old finds from Greece, Turkey and Italy; studies of typology, workshops, technology, and conservation.
Greek art. by John Boardman
Call Number: N5630 .B58
An excellent introduction to the field, Boardman's book is a classic. Particularly interesting and enlightening is his ability to remove "Greek art...from the traditional art book and gallery" and focus on what the works meant to their makers and viewers and, consequently, to later artists.
Art and experience in classical Greece by J J Pollitt
Call Number: N5630 .P54 1999
An account of the development of Greek art in the Classical period (about 480-320 BC) which places particular emphasis on the meaning and content of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting. Professor Pollitt reminds us that the visual arts in Greece, as elsewhere, were primarily vehicles of expression. He does not ignore formal development but always relates this to social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew.
Call Number: Oversize NB90 .N447 2010 - also available online
In the fifth century BCE, an artistic revolution occurred in Greece, as sculptors developed the ways of representing bodies, movement, and space. This title tells the story of Greek sculpture. It provides the ways to understand classical sculpture in Greek terms, and analyzes the relationship between political and stylistic histories.
Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings by Nigel Jonathan Spivey
Call Number: NB90 .S66 1996
Many pieces of Greek sculpture are very familiar to us - the Discobolus, the Venus de Milo and the Parthenon frieze, for instance - but our appreciation of them as "works of art," enshrined in museums, is far removed from the ways in which the ancient Greeks saw and perceived them. To comprehend why Greek sculpture looks as it does we have to recreate the conditions of its production and consider those who commissioned, used and viewed it as much as the sculptors whom we traditionally associate with its creation. Drawing on literary, historical and archaeological evidence, Nigel Spivey explains the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture and traces its production from the eighth century BC to the Hellenistic period.
Greek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman
Call Number: NB90 .B62 1978b
Traces the development of Archaic Greek sculpture in terms of styles and regions, providing a comprehensive range of pictures for the period that includes coverage of unfamiliar, rarely reproduced sculptures.
Greek sculpture : the classical period : a handbook by John Boardman
Call Number: NB94 .B62 1985
Looks at the development of sculptures, reliefs, and friezes in fifth century B.C. Greece and assesses this period's importance in art history.
Greek sculpture : the late classical period and sculpture in colonies and overseas by John Boardman
Call Number: NB94 .B63 1995
This sequel brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the period - the female nude and portraiture, many important monuments including the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionised by later generations. Complementing the other handbooks this volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers.
The diffusion of classical art in antiquity by John Boardman
Call Number: Oversize N5340 .B59 1994
John Boardman here explores Greek art as a foreign art transmitted to the non-Greeks of antiquity - peoples who were not necessarily able to judge the meaning of Greek art and who may have regarded the Greeks themselves with great hostility. Boardman's pioneering work assesses how and why the arts of the Classical world traveled and to what effect, roughly from the eighth century B.C. to early centuries A.D., from Britain to China. Since the Greeks were not themselves always the intermediaries and the results were largely determined by the needs of the recipients, this becomes a study of foreign images accepted or copied usually without regard to their original function.
Presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD. Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries to works of contemporaneous Mediterranean civilizations Emphasizes looking closely at the stylistic features of Greek sculpture, illustrating these observations where possible with original works rather than copies Places the remarkable progress of stylistic changes that took place in Greek sculpture within a broader social and historical context Facilitates an understanding of why Greek monuments look the way they do and what ideas they were capable of expressing Focuses on the most recent interpretations of Greek sculptural works while considering the fragile and fragmentary evidence uncovered
Figures of speech : men and maidens in ancient Greece by Gloria Ferrari
Call Number: NK4645 .F47 2002
Over the past two hundred years, thousands of ancient Greek vases have been unearthed. Yet these artifacts remain a challenge: what did the images depicted on these vases actually mean to ancient Greek viewers? In this book, Gloria Ferrari uses Athenian vases, literary evidence, and other works of art from the Archaic and Classical periods (520-400 B.C.) to investigate what these items can tell us about the ancient Greeks—specifically, their notions of gender.
How to Read Greek Vases by Joan R. Mertens
Publication Date: 2011-01-18
This generously illustrated volume provides an introduction to the painted pottery that served specific utilitarian functions and that afforded outstanding artists a medium for depicting their gods and heroes and the details of daily existence. The key to understanding the rich language of the Greek vase is tuning into the interrelation of its function, shape, technique, and subject matter. Notable examples from the Metropolitan Museum's exceptional collection reveal the variety and vitality of the refined forms and masterfully rendered scenes that characterize these engaging works of ancient Greek art.
Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art by Andrew Stewart; Andrew F. Stewart
Call Number: Oversize N5630 .S74 2008
Publication Date: 2008
What was the 'Classical Revolution' in Greek art? What were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? Andrew Stewart examines Greek architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifth and fourth centuries BC in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the period.
The Acropolis: the Acropolis Museum by Katerina Servi
Call Number: DF287.A2 S47 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-15
One of the most important monuments of human civilisation and the new architectural jewel of Athens are both presented through informative, easy to read texts in a fully illustrated edition with colour representations and detailed site plans. This brand new book begins with a look at the history of Athens and the Acropolis. The second part of the book is devoted to the admittedly impressive new Acropolis Museum.
New insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece. Surveying the subjects, motives and display contexts of Archaic and Classical portrait sculpture, Keesing demonstrates that the phenomenon of portrait representation in Greek culture is complex and without a single, unifying history. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, she grounds her study in contemporary texts such as Herodotus' Histories and situates portrait representation within the context of contemporary debates about the nature of arete (excellence), the value of historical commemoration and the relationship between the human individual and the gods and heroes. She argues that often the goal of Classical portraiture was to link the individual to divine or heroic models. Offering an overview of the role of portraits in Archaic and Classical Greece, her study includes local histories of the development of Greek portraiture in sanctuaries such as Olympia, Delphi and the Athenian Acropolis.