Greek Painting Techniques and Materials from the Fourth to the First Century BC
A technical study of ancient Greek painting techniques in comparison with Egyptian and Roman methods, which provides a greater understanding of the social and technical structure of the period.
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Ancient painting techniques
Scientific methodology for the study
Data collection and interpretation
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