Homer And The Artists: Text And Picture In Early Greek Art by Anthony SnodgrassHomer And The Artists: Text And Picture In Early Greek Art by Anthony Snodgrass

Homer And The Artists: Text And Picture In Early Greek Art

byAnthony Snodgrass

Paperback | November 28, 1998

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This is a study of the works of art from early Greece that have long been presented as "illustrations to Homer," but that are argued here to be nothing of the kind. Early Greek artists showed no preference for Homeric subjects and, when their interests did coincide with Homer's, treated his account as, at best, one of the possible variants. Close descriptive analysis of texts and pictures and of the artists' aims, together with statistical evidence, provide the basis for the argument.
Title:Homer And The Artists: Text And Picture In Early Greek ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.43 inPublished:November 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521629810

ISBN - 13:9780521629812

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Table of Contents

1. The prestige of Homer; 2. Learning to read in the dark; 3. The Geometric artist reassessed; 4. Beyond the Geometric; 5. The inscribed image; 6. The burden of proof; 7. The question of composition in art and in literature; Epilogue.

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"The issue of a paperback edition alongside the expensive bound volume should help secure the wider readership among classicists and art historians and their students that the book deserves." AJA