Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought

Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought

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by Deborah Tarn Steiner
     
 

"This book will be widely read and used, and makes a genuine contribution to the field, in part at least because it puts together so much otherwise disparate material. The whole is written with great care at the level of the sentence; the style is pellucid, highly articulate, and careful, without either flashiness or plodding worthiness. As with The Tyrant's

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"This book will be widely read and used, and makes a genuine contribution to the field, in part at least because it puts together so much otherwise disparate material. The whole is written with great care at the level of the sentence; the style is pellucid, highly articulate, and careful, without either flashiness or plodding worthiness. As with The Tyrant's Writ, the topic is very fashionable, and the book's themes will be of interest to a large group of scholars."—Simon Goldhill, Cambridge University

"This book offers many new insights and observations. The broad issue at hand is one of crucial significance to both philologists and art historians alike, and there is nothing like this treatment presently in print. It is indisputably a significant contribution to the field. No one could come away from reading it without having a deepened appreciation for the complexity of the construction of meaning in both ancient art and literature."—Mark Fullerton, Ohio State University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691094885
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/11/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Ch. 1Replacement and Replication3
Replacing the Absent5
Replication and Its Limits19
Developments in Late Archaic and Classical Statuary26
Works of Art in Fifth-Century Texts44
Late Classical Images and the Platonic Account56
Ch. 2Inside and Out79
Representing Divinity80
Cult Activities105
Vacant or Full?120
Ch. 3The Quick and the Dead135
Inanimate Images and the Dead136
Divine Motion and Sight156
Pt. 4For Love of a Statue185
Image Love in Literary Accounts186
Real-World Viewing207
Ch. 5The Image in the Text251
The Funerary Monument252
Victory Statues259
Honorific Statues and the Encomiastic Address265
Imaging the Word281
Epilogue: Lucian's Retrospective295
Illustrations307
Bibliography329
Index of Passages Cited343
Subject Index353

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