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Art and Myth in Ancient Greece T. H. Carpenter

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece By T. H. Carpenter

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece by T. H. Carpenter


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A comprehensive, scholarly yet succinct illustrated survey of myth as it appears in Greek art.

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece Summary

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece by T. H. Carpenter

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.

With 297 illustrations in colour

About T. H. Carpenter

T. H. Carpenter is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Ohio University where he has taught since 1997. Professor Carpenter's other books include Dionysian Imagery in Fifth-century Athens and Mythology, Greek and Roman.

Table of Contents

Preface * 1. Introduction * 2. A Demonstration of Method: The Return of Hephaistos; Troilos and Achilles * 3. Portraits of the Gods * 4. The Ascendancy of the Olympians * 5. Perseus; Bellerophon * 6. Herakles * 7. Theseus * 8. Argonauts; Calydonian Boar Hunt * 9. The Trojan War * 10. The Aftermath of the War

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GOR012040786
9780500204542
0500204543
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece by T. H. Carpenter
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
20210318
312
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