Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze of Tomb II at Vergina

Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze of Tomb II at Vergina

Hardback Ancient Art & Arch in Context

By (author) Hallie M. Franks


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  • Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Format: Hardback | 158 pages
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 300mm x 18mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Princeton
  • ISBN 10: 0876619669
  • ISBN 13: 9780876619667
  • Illustrations note: 70 col. & b/w figs., 1 col. fold-out
  • Sales rank: 1,413,505

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This monograph considers the painted frieze on the facade of Tomb II at Vergina (ca. 330-280 B.C.) as a visual document that offers vital evidence for the public self-stylings of Macedonian royalty in the era surrounding the reign of Alexander the Great. The hunting scene on the frieze reflects the construction of Macedonian royal identity through the appeal to specific and long-standing cultural traditions, which emerged, long before Alexanders reign, from a complex negotiation of claims to heroic and local dynastic pasts, regional ideals of kingship, and models of royal behavior provided by the East.

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