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    DescriptionWhat do Greek myths mean and how was meaning created for the ancient viewer? In Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece, Judith Barringer considers the use of myth on monuments at several key sites - Olympia, Athens, Delphi, and Trysa - showing that myth was neither randomly selected nor purely decorative. The mythic scenes on these monuments had meaning, the interpretation of which depends on context. Barringer explains how the same myth can possess different meanings and how, in a monumental context, the mythological image relates to the site and often to other monuments surrounding it, which redouble, resonate, or create variation on a theme. The architectural sculpture examined here is discussed in a series of five case studies, which are chronologically arranged and offer a range of physical settings, historical and social circumstances, and interpretive problems. Providing new interpretations of familiar monuments, this volume also offers a comprehensive way of seeing and understanding Greek art and culture as an integrated whole.


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    Title
    Art, Myth and Ritual in Classical Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith M. Barringer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521641340
    ISBN 10: 0521641349
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    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    159 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Judith M. Barringer is Professor of Greek Art and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The author of The Hunt in Ancient Greece and Divine Escorts: Nereids in Archaic and Classical Greek Art, she has received awards and fellowships such as the National Endowment for the Humanities at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the British Academy Larger Research Grant, as well as awards from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
    Review quote
    'This is a welcome addition to the fast-growing literature on the meaning of myth in ancient Greek visual culture.' American Journal of Archaeology
    Table of contents
    1. The temple of Zeus at Olympia, heroic models, and the Panhellenic sanctuary; 2. The Athenian Akropolis, female power, and state religion; 3. Making heroes in Athenian agora; 4. Myth and religion at Delphi; 5. The cult of the individual and the realm of the dead.