Myth into Art: The Poet and Painter in Classical Greece / Edition 1

Myth into Art: The Poet and Painter in Classical Greece / Edition 1

by H. A. Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415067936

ISBN-13: 9780415067935

Pub. Date: 05/01/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side,
the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual…  See more details below

Overview

Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side,
the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415067935
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction1
The world of Greek myth1
The place of the poet2
The place of the artist4
Poet and painter: Narrative strategies7
2Epic11
Homer's Iliad: The Trojan War11
Homer's Odyssey: The wanderings and homecoming of Odysseus45
Hesiod: The creation of Pandora63
3Lyric71
Stesichoros: Herakles and Geryon71
Pindar's victory odes77
Bacchylides: Dithyrambs109
4Drama124
Aeschylus125
Sophocles148
Euripides160
Bibliography183
Index192

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