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    DescriptionThe Greek myths are so much a part of our visual and literary culture that we tend to forget how they entered it in the first place. The most familiar sources are the great works of Homer or the Greek dramatists but they were addressing an audience intimately familiar with the stories and so are often allusive and incomplete. There is no surviving account in ancient Greek literature of stories as important as the fall of Troy or Theseus, and the Minotaur, and it is to the visual sources that we have to turn to much of our knowledge of the myths.


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    Title
    Art and Myth in Ancient Greece
    Subtitle
    A Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas H. Carpenter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500202364
    ISBN 10: 0500202362
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015060
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02302030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 704.9489213
    DC20: 704.9470938
    LC classification: N7760.C27
    DC22: 704.9/489213
    LC classification: N7760 .C27 1990
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, A
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    370 illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 1991
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Back cover copy
    Here is the first comprehensive survey of the treatment of myth by Greek artists. With its copious illustrations, it forms an indispensable and unrivaled reference work for everybody interested in the art, drama, poetry, anthropology or religion of ancient Greece.