Attic Document Reliefs: Art and Politics in Ancient Athens

Attic Document Reliefs: Art and Politics in Ancient Athens

by Carol L. Lawton
     
 

This book is a unique, fully illustrated, and fascinating study of all the known carved reliefs decorating official inscriptions in classical and Hellenistic Athens. The author's new and illuminating work on the iconography of these reliefs shows how the gods, heroes, and other personifications were not simply decorative, but integral to the overall political

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This book is a unique, fully illustrated, and fascinating study of all the known carved reliefs decorating official inscriptions in classical and Hellenistic Athens. The author's new and illuminating work on the iconography of these reliefs shows how the gods, heroes, and other personifications were not simply decorative, but integral to the overall political message.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lawton's long familiarity with the stones and her command of the seondary literature are evident throughout the volume's introduction, three substantial chapters, and the detailed texts and bibliographies of 187 catalogue entries. This book's great strength, however, lies not only in completeness (Lawton includes 11 reliefs omitted from M. Meyer's Die griechischen Urkundenrliefs, AM-BH 13, Berlin, 1989), but also in its precision, clarity, balance, and scope. Lawton has served this material well. Archaeologists, art historians, epigraphers, historians, and historians of religion will all profit from her book. She is now working on Attic votive reliefs. We should look forward to her results"—American Journal of Archaeology

"...an outstanding work of scholarship, very handsomely produced, which everyone interested in Greek sculpture and Athenian history and culture will want to own."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198149552
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/26/1995
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.93(d)

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Lawrence University, Wisconsin

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