In this study Dr Smith investigates the use of political personifications in the visual arts of Athens in the Classical period (480-323 BCE). Whether on objects that served primarily private roles (e.g. decorated vases) or public roles (e.g. cult statues and document stelai), these personifications represented aspects of the state of Athens—its people, government, and events—as well as the virtues (e.g. Nemesis, Peitho or Persuasion, and Eirene or Peace) that underpinned it. Athenians used the same figural language to represent other places and their peoples. This is the only study that uses personifications as a lens through which to view the intellectual and political climate of Athens in the Classical period.
Polis and Personification in Classical Athenian Art
Brian Madigan, Wayne State University
This study examines the visual and textual evidence for free-standing images of gods which functioned ceremonially in order to determine the distinct formats, the defining characteristics, and in which ceremony or ceremonies each type functioned.
This book provides analyses of different recarving methods in Late Antiquity, and argues on the basis of 500 recarved portraits that the late antique portrait style, which was formerly considered an expression of a new era, was rather a technical consequence.
Based on the archaeological context of the vessels, this book offers an overview of the production and distribution of early Attic black-figured pottery until the end of the first quarter of the sixth century B.C., aiming at an afresh approach to early Archaic Attika.
By Patricia A. Butz
Recognizing the traditional place held by the Hekatompedon Inscription (IG I3 4) in classical studies, this book presents evidence for the meaning of the inscription that comes from its facture, leading to the question of the origin of the stoikhedon style and of Egypt's role in that emergence.
Eléni P. Zoïtopoúlou, Beaudoin Caron, Annick Deblois
Continuing the previous volume on the glass collection this volume presents all the Mediterranean Antiquities made of terracotta. Like its predecessor, the volume begins with a discussion of the production techniques and includes an extensive bibliography.
Dr. David A. Caccioli, with an introduction by William H. Peck
This catalogue brings together for the first time the wide-ranging Villanovan and Etruscan collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts with photographs and relevant bibliographic sources on their cultural and religious functions in antiquity.
Beaudoin Caron and Eléni P. Zoïtopoúlou †
This interesting cross-section of types of ancient glass with accompanying archaeological commentary, gives a full history of the material and sometimes challenges hitherto accepted ideas and presents several types so far unattested. It thus adds important material for ancient studies.
This catalogue comprises those vases from Corinth and Athens with painted decoration in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Each vase is given a description of salient features, attribution to a painter and date, and discussion of the painted decoration.
Gerald V. Lalonde
Horos Dios draws on a wide variety of literary and archaeological evidence to argue that an Archaic horos inscription and other rock cuttings on the northeast slope of the Hill of the Nymphs in Athens are remnants of a shrine of Zeus Meilichios, a popular god of purification worshipped widely in ...
Eric R. Varner
The condemnation of memory inexorably altered the visual landscape of imperial Rome. This volume catalogues and interprets the sculptural, glyptic, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for damnatio memoriae and ultimately reveals its praxis to be at the core of Roman cultural identity.
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