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A Companion to Greek Art

Tyler Jo Smith (Editor), Dimitris Plantzos (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-26681-5 June 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 880 Pages


A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC.
  • An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world
  • Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic
  • Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present
  • Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology
  • Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

List of Illustrations ix

List of Color Plates xxvii

List of Maps xxix

Notes on Contributors xxx

Preface xxxviii

PART I Introduction 1

1 The Greeks and their Art 3
Tyler Jo Smith and Dimitris Plantzos

PART II Forms, Times, and Places 15

2 Chronology and Topography 17
Nicki Waugh

3 Greek Decorated Pottery I: Athenian Vase-painting 39
Thomas Mannack

4 Greek Decorated Pottery II: Regions and Workshops 62
Stavros A Paspalas

5 Free-standing and Relief Sculpture 105
Dimitris Damaskos

6 Architecture in City and Sanctuary 132
Marina Yeroulanou

7 Architectural Sculpture 153
Olga Palagia

8 Wall- and Panel-painting 171
Dimitris Plantzos

9 Mosaics 186
Ruth Westgate

10 Luxury Arts 200
John Boardman and Claudia Wagner

11 Terracottas 221
Lucilla Burn

12 Coinages 235
François de Callataÿ

13 Workshops and Technology 255
Eleni Hasaki

14 Ancient Writers on Art 273
Kenneth Lapatin

PART III Contacts and Colonies 291

15 Egypt and North Africa 293
Sabine Weber

16 Cyprus and the Near East 312
Tamar Hodos

17 Asia Minor 330
Veli Köse

18 The Black Sea 350
Jan Bouzek

19 Sicily and South Italy 369
Clemente Marconi

PART IV Images and Meanings 397

20 Olympian Gods at Home and Abroad 399
H.A Shapiro

21 Politics and Society 414
Eleni Manakidou

22 Personification: Not Just a Symbolic Mode 440
Amy C Smith

23 The Non-Greek in Greek Art 456
Beth Cohen

24 Birth, Marriage, and Death 480
John H Oakley

25 Age, Gender, and Social Identity 498
Jenifer Neils

26 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 510
Timothy J McNiven

27 Drinking and Dining 525
Kathleen M Lynch

28 Competition, Festival, and Performance 543
Tyler Jo Smith

29 Figuring Religious Ritual 564
François Lissarrague

30 Agency in Greek Art 579
James Whitley

PART V Greek Art: Ancient to Antique 597

31 Greek Art through Roman Eyes 599
Michael Squire

32 Greek Art in Late Antiquity and Byzantium 621
Anthony Kaldellis

33 The Antique Legacy from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment 633
Jill Johnson Deupi

34 Greek Art and the Grand Tour 649
Sue Blundell

35 Myth and the Ideal in 20th c Exhibitions of Classical Art 667
Delia Tzortzaki

36 The Cultural Property Debate 683
Stelios Lekakis

37 Greek Art at University, 19th–20th c 698
Stephen L Dyson

38 Surveying the Scholarship 711
Lucie Wall Stylianopoulos

Bibliography 723

Index 817

“Overall, Tyler’s and Plantzos’s Companion to Greek Art offers a great many useful essays, which will, I am sure, be a regular point of reference for students and scholars in the field.”  (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 27 February 2013)