Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths: An Introduction by Klaus JunkerInterpreting the Images of Greek Myths: An Introduction by Klaus Junker

Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths: An Introduction

byKlaus JunkerTranslated byAnnemarie Künzl-Snodgrass, Anthony Snodgrass

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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From the age of Homer until late antiquity the culture of ancient Greece and Rome was permeated by images of Greek myths. Gods and heroes were represented as statues, on vase and wall paintings, on temples, on sarcophagi as well as on other media. This book offers, for the first time, a concise introduction into the interpretation of images of Greek myths. Its main aim is to make the pictorial versions of the myths comprehensible on their own terms. Ancient artists were well aware of the potential - but also the limitations - of these 'silent' images and of the strategies that made them 'speak' to the audience/viewer. The book combines detailed explanation of theoretical and methodological issues with exhaustive discussion of case studies. It will be useful and stimulating for all undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in classical mythology and ancient art.
Title:Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.47 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521720079

ISBN - 13:9780521720076

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Table of Contents

1. Achilles and Patroklos in the Trojan War: an introductory case study; 2. Definitions: myth and mythological image; 3. The production of myths and of mythological images - stages in the historical development; 4. Types of monument and fields of function; 5. Methods; 6. Content and intention.