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    DescriptionGreek painted pottery from the fourth century B.C. is one of the largest and most remarkable bodies of theatrically informed material that still survives. "Pots and Plays" is a thorough and insightful re-evaluation of over 100 Greek vases - mostly from the Greek communities of southern Italy. It demonstrates that while most paintings are not direct representations of actors or scenes, they can be interpreted as referring to theatrical performance. This comprehensive volume provides a large body of superb photographs accompanied by a picture-by-picture discussion of the vases, organized by playwright - including Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

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    Pots and Plays
    Interactions Between Tragedy and Greek Vase-painting of the Fourth Century B.C.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Taplin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 280 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,324 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892368075
    ISBN 10: 0892368071

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    BIC subject category V2: WFS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    DC22: 738.3820938
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    DC22: 738.3/820938
    BISAC V2.8: ART045000
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    LC classification: NK4645 .T377 2007
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, DSG, DSBB, WFS
    Illustrations note
    76 colour & 48 b&w illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    15 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Oliver Taplin is professor of classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. An acknowledged specialist on ancient Greek drama, he is author of several books.
    Review quote
    "In this beautifully illustrated and accessible work on vase paintings from South Italy, Taplin has made an important contribution to the hotly disputed point at which classics and art history intersect."--"Religious Studies Review"""