Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art / Edition 1 by Anthony Snodgrass | 9780521629812 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art / Edition 1

Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art / Edition 1

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by Anthony Snodgrass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521629810

ISBN-13: 9780521629812

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a study of the works of art from early Greece that have long been presented as "illustrations to Homer," but that are argued here to be nothing of the kind. Early Greek artists showed no preference for Homeric subjects and, when their interests did coincide with Homer's, treated his account as, at best, one of the possible variants. Close descriptive

Overview

This is a study of the works of art from early Greece that have long been presented as "illustrations to Homer," but that are argued here to be nothing of the kind. Early Greek artists showed no preference for Homeric subjects and, when their interests did coincide with Homer's, treated his account as, at best, one of the possible variants. Close descriptive analysis of texts and pictures and of the artists' aims, together with statistical evidence, provide the basis for the argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629812
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. The prestige of Homer; 2. Learning to read in the dark; 3. The Geometric artist reassessed; 4. Beyond the Geometric; 5. The inscribed image; 6. The burden of proof; 7. The question of composition in art and in literature; Epilogue.

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