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What was the “Classical Revolution” in Greek art? What were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This book introduces students to these questions and offers some answers to them. Andrew Stewart examines Greek architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifth and fourth centuries BC in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the period. Intended for use in courses in classical civilization as well as Greek art and archaeology, his book draws on Greek lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, historiography, oratory, and philosophy in order to illuminate the art of the period.
1. Archaic into classical: the Greek revolution; 2. The first generation; 3. The classical moment; 4. Interlude: city, household, and individual in classical Greece; 5. The great convulsion; 6. The fourth century: an age of the individual?; 7. The shadow of Macedon.
Posted July 7, 2014