Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art

Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art

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by Tyler Jo Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199578656

ISBN-13: 9780199578658

Pub. Date: 07/22/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Komast figures (literally "revellers") on black-figure vases have long been associated with the worship of Dionysos and the origins of Greek drama. In this fully illustrated study, Tyler Jo Smith takes a fresh look at the evidence for komasts, both on vases and in other artistic media produced throughout Archaic Greece. She concludes that the meaning of

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Komast figures (literally "revellers") on black-figure vases have long been associated with the worship of Dionysos and the origins of Greek drama. In this fully illustrated study, Tyler Jo Smith takes a fresh look at the evidence for komasts, both on vases and in other artistic media produced throughout Archaic Greece. She concludes that the meaning of the dancing figures differs between different regions, such as Corinth, Athens, and Laconia. Komasts are instrumental to the spread of the human figure in early Archaic Greek art and a vital link in the story of both visual and festival culture in Greece during the sixth century BC.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199578658
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Art, Life, and Performance
2. Beginnings and Corinth
3. Three Groups in Athens
4. Lydos to 'the Swinger'
5. Laconia
6. Boeotia
7. East Greece
8. The West
9. Dance, Drink, and Be Merry
1. Art, Life, and Performance
2. Beginnings and Corinth
3. Three Groups in Athens
4. Lydos to 'the Swinger'
5. Laconia
6. Boeotia
7. East Greece
8. The West
9. Dance, Drink, and Be Merry

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