The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100-480 B.C.

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Cornell University Press, 1987 - Art - 367 pages
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This handsomely illustrated book offers a broad synthesis of Archaic Greek culture. Unlike other books dealing with the art and architecture of the Archaic period, it places these subjects in their historical, social, literary, and intellectual contexts. Origins and originality constitute a central theme, for during this period representational and narrative art, monumental sculpture and architecture, epic, lyric, and dramatic poetry, the city-state (polis), tyranny and early democracy, and natural philosophy were all born.

  

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Contents

Preface
9
Archaios
15
Poet and Painter in the Dark Age
33
The Idea of Order 760700
71
The Seventh Century
125
Ionia and Athens in the Sixth Century
203
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JUDITH M. BARRINGER is Reader in Classics at the University of Edinburgh.

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