Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

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by Alexandre G. Mitchell
     
 

This richly illustrated book is a comprehensive study of visual humour in ancient Greece, emphasising works created in Athens and Boeotia.See more details below

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This richly illustrated book is a comprehensive study of visual humour in ancient Greece, emphasising works created in Athens and Boeotia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521513708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Humour in the city: the world of men, women and animals; 3. Humour in the city: gods, heroes and myth; 4. Satyrs and comic parody; 5. Caricatures in Athens and at the Kabirion sanctuary in Boeotia; 6. Conclusion: vases, humour and society.

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