Pots and Plays - Interactions Between Tragedy Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C

Pots and Plays - Interactions Between Tragedy Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C

3.8 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$75.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

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

Try AbeBooks


Greek 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 223.52 x 266.7 x 25.4mm | 1,224.69g
  • Getty Trust Publications
  • Getty Publications
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 76 colour & 48 b&w illustrations
  • 0892368071
  • 9780892368075
  • 798,785

About Oliver Taplin

Oliver Taplin is professor of classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. An acknowledged specialist on ancient Greek drama, he is author of several books.show more

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" """show more

Rating details

5 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 80% (4)
3 20% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by 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