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Playing with Writing in the Eighth, Seventh, and Sixth Centuries

Luca Giuliani

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter discusses the shift from representation using images to the use of writing. By adding a few supplementary characters to Semitic written characters, the Greeks produced a modified ... More


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