Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry

Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry

4.5 (10 ratings on Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$21.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The ancient Greeks devoted a significant portion of their artistic energy to exploring themes of death. This book examines the facts and fictions of Greek death, including burial and mourning, visions of the underworld, souls and ghosts, the value of heroic death in battle, the quest for immortality, the linked powers of death, sleep and love and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 172 x 253.5 x 17.5mm | 544.32g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 168 b&w photographs
  • 0520044045
  • 9780520044043

About Emily Vermeule

Emily Vermeule, Samuel E. Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone-Radcliffe Professor Emerita at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books, including "Mycenaean Pictorial Vase-Painting" and "Toumba Tou Skourou."show more

Review quote

"Like all born teachers, [Vermeule] has the ability to convince you that her subject relates to your own life and culture. . . . A fabulous learning experience, the essays are both lively and totally accessible."--"Boston Globeshow more
Book ratings on Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X