Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi / Edition 1

Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi / Edition 1

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by John H. Oakley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820162

ISBN-13: 9780521820165

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Attic white lekythoi, funerary vases long appreciated for their beautiful polychrome images, evoke the style of lost classical wall and mural paintings. This richly illustrated volume closely examines the four major types of scenes: domestic pictures; the mythological conductors of the soul; the prothesis (wake); and visits to the grave. John Oakley

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Overview

The Attic white lekythoi, funerary vases long appreciated for their beautiful polychrome images, evoke the style of lost classical wall and mural paintings. This richly illustrated volume closely examines the four major types of scenes: domestic pictures; the mythological conductors of the soul; the prothesis (wake); and visits to the grave. John Oakley analyzes these pictures in context, documenting relationships between the "rites of passage," Athenian history, and the changing perceptions of death in fifth-century Athens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820165
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Classical Art and Iconography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
981,493
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Domestic scenes; 3. The prothesis; 4. Myth and mythological figures; 5. Scenes at the grave; 6. Putting the pictures into context.

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