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This handsome volume explores the integral role of heroes in ancient Greek art and culture. More than a hundred stunning statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes, coins, and gems drawn from major American and European collections highlight how heroes were represented, why they were important, and what encouraged individuals to seek them out.
To contemporary eyes, Greek heroes embody contradiction: they might have superhuman powers, but their mortality was what made them heroic. Many were regarded as benevolent ancestors with powers to protect and heal, but others were dangerous and haunted spirits of the dead, who had to be appeased. Although epic, drama, and the visual arts abound in representations of heroes whose fame has carried over into modern times, cult and funerary architecture commemorate many more individuals whose names and deeds are entirely lost to us.
Featuring essays by leading authorities in the field, this book draws on recent archaeological, literary, and art historical research to explore such issues as gender, cult, and iconography, as well as overlooked aspects of familiar (Herakles, Achilles, and Odysseus) and unfamiliar heroes (Helen of Troy).
Sabine Albersmeier is associate curator of ancient art at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Titolo: Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece ...
Casa editrice: Walters Art Museum
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum, 2009. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94202138
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum, 2009. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP33735607
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0300154720
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803001547264.0
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR003666482
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0300154720 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a bump/tear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0300154720Z3
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum. Condizione libro: Used - Like New. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Is Fine. Quarto, 305 pp, profusely illustrated. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine. Codice libro della libreria A39457
Descrizione libro The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2009. hardcover. Condizione libro: fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: near fine. Illustrated throughout, mostly in color. Wide 4to, black cloth, d.w. Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, (2009). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Catalog for a traveling exhibition. With essays by Michal J. Anderson, Jorge J. Bravo III, Gunnel Ekroth, Guy Hedreen, Ralf von den Hoff, Jennifer Larson, Jenifer Neils, John H. Oakley, Corinne Ondine Pache, H.A. Shapiro. Codice libro della libreria 239286
Descrizione libro Yale Univ Pr, U.S.A., 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. New copy in new dust jacket. Location T201. Codice libro della libreria T9806
Descrizione libro Walters Art Museum, U.S.A., 2009. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 327 pp with 154 color, 107 duotone, and 9 b&w illustrations. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 010031