The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents by J. J. PollittThe Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents by J. J. Pollitt

The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents

byJ. J. Pollitt, Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Paperback | October 26, 1990

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This book is a companion volume to Professor Pollitt's The Art of Rome: Sources and Documents (CUP, 1983). An authoritative and reliable sourcebook, The Art of Ancient Greece contains a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts. The material is presented in a way which makes this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology. Accompanying the author's translations of a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts is an accessible, substantial bibliography, as well as an introduction, and explanatory commentary.
Title:The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and DocumentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:October 26, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521273668

ISBN - 13:9780521273664

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Table of Contents

Preface; List of illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Ancient memories and primitive beginnings; 2. Sculpture: early developments and the Archaic period (c. 650-510 BC); 3. Sculpture: the Late Archaic phase (c. 510-480 BC); 4. Sculpture: the Early Classical period (c. 480-450 BC); 5. Sculpture: the High Classical period (c. 450-400 BC); 6. Sculpture: the fourth century BC; 7. Sculpture: the Hellenistic period; 8. Painting: earliest developments and the fifth century BC; 9. Painting: the fourth century BC; 10. Painting and mosaics: the Hellenistic period; 11. Architecture; 12. The decorative arts; 13. Art history, aesthetics, and comparative criticism; Bibliography; Ancient authors whose works are excerpted in this book; Index of artists; Geographical index; General subject index.

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This book, a companion volume to Professor Pollitt's The Art Of Rome: Sources And Documents, presents a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, paintings, architecture, and the decorative arts. Its purpose is to make this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology.

Editorial Reviews

"This volume, so assiduously compiled, expanded and annotated, could well inspire a university course about the contribution of ancient sources to our knowledge of the art of ancient Greece....an indispensable tool for scholars." Beth Cohen, Classical World