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The Resource Word and image in ancient Greece, edited by N. Keith Rutter and Brian A. Sparkes

Word and image in ancient Greece, edited by N. Keith Rutter and Brian A. Sparkes

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Word and image in ancient Greece
Title
Word and image in ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
edited by N. Keith Rutter and Brian A. Sparkes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In ancient Greek society communication was largely oral and visual. The epic poets sang and recited the legends that served the Greeks as their historical past; lyric and elegiac poets sang songs of love and death and celebrated military and sporting success to the accompaniment of the lyre and pipes; the art of rhetoric was a vital ingredient in speeches in the assembly and the law courts; in tragedies and comedies actors spoke to audiences of thousands. Of equal importance to the Greeks were the images with which they were always surrounded - civic and religious monuments, statuary, architectural decoration, and the scenes of myth, fantasy and everyday life with which their vases and vessels were painted and decorated. This volume of new work by leading scholars explores the ways in which these two central aspects of Greek culture interact, and throws new light on their many and related functions. The subjects include the creation of the Greek myths during the early centuries of the first millennium BC when the technique of writing had been lost; the significance of words and images on painted pottery; the relationship between drama on stage and the illustration of the same stories on pottery; and the ways in which stories portrayed in monumental sculpture on temples were understood by the people who came to look at them. Classical Greece produced the beginnings of the tradition of philosophical reflection on the nature and value of images, notably in the work of Plato and Aristotle: the concept of mimesis, concerned with questions both of representation and expression, is directly addressed by several of the authors, and forms an underlying theme of the volume as a whole. The authors are drawn from the historical, archaeological, literary, philosophical and art historical fields of classical study. The book, which contains 50 illustrations, makes a coherent and important contribution to a subject of great current interest to classicists of all disciplines
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.2/2230938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA227
LC item number
.W67 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rutter, N. K
  • Sparkes, Brian A
Series statement
Edinburgh Leventis studies
Series volume
1
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  • Greek language
  • Signs and symbols
  • Written communication
  • Art and literature
  • Art, Greek
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Art and literature
  • Art, Greek
  • Greek language
  • Signs and symbols
  • Written communication
  • Greece
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Spreektaal
  • Schriftelijke communicatie
Label
Word and image in ancient Greece, edited by N. Keith Rutter and Brian A. Sparkes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of papers originally presented at a conference of the same name held in Old College, University of Edinburgh, on Mar. 5-6, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Songs for heroes : the lack of images in early Greece / Irene Lemos -- The uses of writing on early Greek painted pottery / Anthony Snodgrass -- Tools of trade / Elizabeth Moignard -- Meaning and narrative techniques in statue-bases of the Pheidian circle / Olga Palagia -- Small world : pygmies and co. / Brian Sparkes -- Plato and painting / Stephen Halliwell -- Vases and tragic drama : Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' lost Tereus / Jenny March -- Eidôla in epic, tragedy and vase-painting / Ruth Bardel -- Placing theatre in the history of vision / Simon Goldhill -- Social structure, cultural rationalisation and aesthetic judgment in classical Greece / Jeremy Tanner -- Losing the picture : change and continuity in Athenian grave monuments in the fourth and third centuries BC / Karen Stears -- Archaic and classical Greek temple sculpture and the viewer / Robin Osborne
Control code
52152121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442006
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk248s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52152121
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Word and image in ancient Greece, edited by N. Keith Rutter and Brian A. Sparkes
Publication
Note
Revision of papers originally presented at a conference of the same name held in Old College, University of Edinburgh, on Mar. 5-6, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Songs for heroes : the lack of images in early Greece / Irene Lemos -- The uses of writing on early Greek painted pottery / Anthony Snodgrass -- Tools of trade / Elizabeth Moignard -- Meaning and narrative techniques in statue-bases of the Pheidian circle / Olga Palagia -- Small world : pygmies and co. / Brian Sparkes -- Plato and painting / Stephen Halliwell -- Vases and tragic drama : Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' lost Tereus / Jenny March -- Eidôla in epic, tragedy and vase-painting / Ruth Bardel -- Placing theatre in the history of vision / Simon Goldhill -- Social structure, cultural rationalisation and aesthetic judgment in classical Greece / Jeremy Tanner -- Losing the picture : change and continuity in Athenian grave monuments in the fourth and third centuries BC / Karen Stears -- Archaic and classical Greek temple sculpture and the viewer / Robin Osborne
Control code
52152121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442006
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk248s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52152121
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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