The Codrus Painter was a painter of cups and vases in fifth-century B.C.E. Athens with a distinctive style; he is named after Codrus, a legendary Athenian king depicted on one of his most characteristic vases. He was active as an artist during the rule of Pericles, as the Parthenon was built and then as the troubled times of the Peloponnesian War began. In contrast to the work of fellow artists of his day, the vases of the Codrus Painter appear to have been created almost exclusively for export to markets outside Athens and Greece, especially to the Etruscans in central Italy and to points further west.
Amalia Avramidou offers a thoroughly researched, amply illustrated study of the Codrus Painter that also comments on the mythology, religion, arts, athletics, and daily life of Greece depicted on his vases. She evaluates his style and the defining characteristics of his own hand and of the minor painters associated with him. Examining the subject matter, figure types, and motifs on the vases, she compares them with sculptural works produced during the same period. Avramidou s iconographic analysis not only encompasses the cultural milieu of the Athenian metropolis, but also offers an original and intriguing perspective on the adoption, meaning, and use of imported Attic vases among the Etruscans.
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Raymond Goodwin went back to college after his stint in lumbering. As a manager of human resources at Central Michigan University, he now helps a new generation of young people find work.
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He was tall, gangly, and forever grinning one of those grins you give a double take because the first glance hasn’t told you whether the grinner is daft or dangerous. Our friend the Cat was not daft, but, not altogether purposely, he may have been dangerous. The Cat was six foot four and 210 rangy pounds, the wrong size for instability.
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Table of Contents
A Shot of Whiskey
The Blanched One
Outside the Fence
Belated Author’s Note
Come and Get It
The Tree Lover
The Tattoo Man
Once More to the Mill
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One of this year's Michigan Notable Books, Sawdusted builds upon the history of the lumber industry in Michigan. Old photos in a restaurant provide Goodwin with an an opportunity to reminisce on his experiences and relate them to Michigan's history. The people he knew could have been some of the same men memorialized on the burger-joint's walls. Whiskey Tim, Tattoo Man, Blue Old Man, and Big Tom are just a few of the interesting characters the reader meets. Goodwin is a great storyteller!