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Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter reinterprets the origins of modern classical archaeology by examining the founding of the first archaeological institute, the Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica. Understanding the ... More


‘Their History, Written By Themselves’: Ancient Religion, Deep Time, and Embedded History

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Drawing especially on the last two volumes of the Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities, this chapter offers a second close reading focusing on the intersection between the history of ... More


Gods in Apulia

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The richest body of evidence for perceptions of the gods in Apulia consists of local figure decorated pottery made between about 430 and 300 BC. Though Greek in style, the vast majority of the pots ... More


Smikros: Fictional Portrait of an Artist as a Symposiast by Euphronios

Guy Hedreen

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines several late archaic vase-paintings that are signed Smikros egraphsen or that include a characted labelled as Smikros. It argues that Smikros is not a real vase-painter but a ... More


The Natural History of Art: Customs and Manners in The Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Turning from the form to the content of Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities, this chapter offers the concept of ‘ethnographic actualism’ to describe d’Hancarville’s strategy of ... More


The Uses of Writing on Early Greek Painted Pottery

Anthony Snodgrass

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns its attention to vase painting and finds evidence to support Aristotle's temporal distinction in general terms. The interplay of image and word had long been ubiquitous in the ... More


The Political Process in the Public Festival: The Panathenaic Festival of Athens

Jenifer Neils

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

The Panathenaic festival held in honor of Athena in her eponymous city is usually presented synchronically with little discussion of how it developed over the many centuries of its existence (566 bc ... More


Death and Wedding in Aeschylus' Niobe

Richard Seaford

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The mythical Niobe was a boastful mother who was punished by Artemis and Apollo by the death of her children. This chapter attempts to contextualize a fragment from Aeschylus' fragmentary play and in ... More


Visualizing Divinity: The Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Greek Vase Painting

Jenny Strauss Clay

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After dealing with some theoretical issues involving the relation between art and text and a lekythos that appears to quote from the Hymn to Hermes, I examine some Attic vases that share themes with ... More


Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Luca Giuliani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

On museum visits, we pass by beautiful, well-preserved vases from ancient Greece—but how often do we understand what the images on them depict? This book tells the stories behind the pictures, ... More


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