Die Wirkung der Götter: Bilder mit Flügelfiguren auf griechischen Vasen des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Google eBook)

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Walter de Gruyter, Dec 23, 2011 - Art - 506 pages
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The modern viewer is familiar with winged human figures in pictures, above all angels. Winged figures are also frequent on Greek vases. However, here, theymust be seenin a very different cultural and, above all, religious context. What is their meaning in these contexts, and what does this tell us about how the pictures are to be understood overall?By trying to find answers to these questions, the books tells usa great deal about how the ancient Greeks saw the world and their role in it, and how they understood their relationship with the gods.
  

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Contents

Die namenlosen Flügelfiguren archaischer Zeit
57
Nike und andere in klassischer Zeit
161
Schluss
277
English summary
283
Anhang
289
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Arne Thomsen, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken/Homburg.

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