Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece

Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece


By (author) H. Alan Shapiro


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415067936
  • ISBN 13: 9780415067935
  • Illustrations note: 130 b&w halftones, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 914,512

Product description

Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.

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Review quote

'Shapiro extends to students and their lecturers an extremely compelling invitation to study Greek myth as it should be studied, holistically through the visual as well as the textual documentation.' - Scholia Reviews

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. Epic 3. Lyric 4. Drama Bibliography