Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece

Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece

by Emma J. Stafford
     
 

"Ancient Greece is one of the wellsprings of Western civilization. It transformed and has continued to refresh our architecture, drama, literature, art, philosophy, and politics. Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece is a richly illustrated guide to this heritage and to its roots in the beliefs, rituals, and artistic achievements of an extraordinary culture." This… See more details below

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"Ancient Greece is one of the wellsprings of Western civilization. It transformed and has continued to refresh our architecture, drama, literature, art, philosophy, and politics. Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece is a richly illustrated guide to this heritage and to its roots in the beliefs, rituals, and artistic achievements of an extraordinary culture." This book covers themes that have long inspired the imagination, including myths of the gods and goddesses who intervened in-human affairs; the voyages and conflicts of the heroes, from Herakles to Odysseus; the many columned temples that studded the Greek empire from Athens to Sicily and Asia Minor; the Dionysian rites of revelry and inebriation; the Eleusinian mysteries, so secret that even today we can only speculate about what they involved; major sites such as the Acropolis and the complex formed around the oracle at Delphi; and the original Olympic games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892367733
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Table of Contents

Image and imagination6
The world of the Hellenes24
The gods of Olympos48
Pride, fate, and glory80
The life of the spirit114

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