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The Resource As witnessed by images : the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art, Steven Lowenstam

As witnessed by images : the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art, Steven Lowenstam

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As witnessed by images : the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art
Title
As witnessed by images
Title remainder
the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art
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Steven Lowenstam
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What informed and inspired the visual artists who depicted the Trojan War on vases, on walls, and in sculpture? Scholars have debated this question for years. Were Greek painters simply depicting the stories of Achilles and Odysseus as recounted in Homer's epics? Or did they work independently, following their own traditions without regard to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other poetry of their time? Steven Lowenstam offers here an alternative theoretical framework, arguing that Greek artists and poets interacted with each other freely, always aware of what the others were producing. As Trojan War myth was the common inheritance of all Greek storytellers, verbal and visual depictions of heroic myth were not created in isolation but were interdependent responses to a centuries-old tradition. As Witnessed by Images investigates visual depictions of Achillean and Odyssean myth from ca. 650-300 BCE and traces the many messages that the stories of Achilles and Odysseus inspired. Lowenstam identifies a variety of images and interpretations - some regarded Achilles as a hero, others believed him to be a cruel bully - that reflect and directly respond to the ancient heroic tradition from which the Iliad and Odyssey evolved."--Jacket
  • "What informed and inspired the visual artists who depicted the Trojan War on vases, on walls, and in sculpture? Scholars have debated this question for years. Were Greek painters simply depicting the stories of Achilles and Odysseus as recounted in Homer's epics? Or did they work independently, following their own traditions without regard to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other poetry of their time? Steven Lowenstam offers here an alternative theoretical framework, arguing that Greek artists and poets interacted with each other freely, always aware of what the others were producing. As Trojan War myth was the common inheritance of all Greek storytellers, verbal and visual depictions of heroic myth were not created in isolation but were interdependent responses to a centuries-old tradition. As Witnessed by Images investigates visual depictions of Achillean and Odyssean myth from ca. 650-300 BCE and traces the many messages that the stories of Achilles and Odysseus inspired. Lowenstam identifies a variety of images and interpretations - some regarded Achilles as a hero, others believed him to be a cruel bully - that reflect and directly respond to the ancient heroic tradition from which the Iliad and Odyssey evolved."--BOOK JACKET
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Lowenstam, Steven
Dewey number
704.9/47
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8260
LC item number
.L69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trojan War
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Art, Greek
  • Art, Etruscan
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
Label
As witnessed by images : the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art, Steven Lowenstam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by T.H. Carpenter -- Introduction. Paradigms and the role of poetry ; Chronology ; Purposes and methodology -- Greece. The François vase ; Corinthian perspectives ; Troilos and Achilleus ; Exekias ; Sirens ; Ransom of Hektor ; Fifth-century portraits of Achilleus and Odysseus ; Kabiric vases ; Conclusions -- Megale Hellas. Trojan topics ; The funeral of Patroklos ; Thetis' touch and an embassy to Achilleus ; The Dolon painter ; Thersites ; Lykaon ; Conclusions -- Etruria. The Monteleone di Spoleto chariot ; The first Pania Pyxis ; The ambush of Troilos ; Fifth-century mirrors ; Achilleus' immolation of Trojan youths ; The Torre San Severo sarcophagus ; Aftermath and conclusions -- Conclusion
Control code
180908146
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801887758
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180908146
Label
As witnessed by images : the Trojan War tradition in Greek and Etruscan art, Steven Lowenstam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by T.H. Carpenter -- Introduction. Paradigms and the role of poetry ; Chronology ; Purposes and methodology -- Greece. The François vase ; Corinthian perspectives ; Troilos and Achilleus ; Exekias ; Sirens ; Ransom of Hektor ; Fifth-century portraits of Achilleus and Odysseus ; Kabiric vases ; Conclusions -- Megale Hellas. Trojan topics ; The funeral of Patroklos ; Thetis' touch and an embassy to Achilleus ; The Dolon painter ; Thersites ; Lykaon ; Conclusions -- Etruria. The Monteleone di Spoleto chariot ; The first Pania Pyxis ; The ambush of Troilos ; Fifth-century mirrors ; Achilleus' immolation of Trojan youths ; The Torre San Severo sarcophagus ; Aftermath and conclusions -- Conclusion
Control code
180908146
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801887758
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180908146

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