The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text

The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text

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by Jocelyn Penny Small
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521733065

ISBN-13: 9780521733069

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Considering the relationship between artists and texts throughout classical antiquity, this study systematically applies new and objective criteria to judge the fidelity between picture and text. It becomes clear that artists illustrate stories, not texts, and Jocelyn Penny Small argues that artistic transmissions follow the model of oral, not textual, transmission

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Considering the relationship between artists and texts throughout classical antiquity, this study systematically applies new and objective criteria to judge the fidelity between picture and text. It becomes clear that artists illustrate stories, not texts, and Jocelyn Penny Small argues that artistic transmissions follow the model of oral, not textual, transmission where the variant rules and there is no original. Pictures on vases, she demonstrates, should not be used to reconstruct lost literary works.

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ISBN-13:
9780521733069
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. What does it mean to illustrate a text?; 2. The evidence from Archaic and Early Classical Greek art; 3. The evidence for Greek plays; 4. The evidence from Hellenistic and Roman art; 5. Illustrated text from antiquity; 6. There is no original!

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