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A City of Images: Iconography and Society in Ancient Greece

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This handsome and lavishly illustrated volume invites the reader to explore the exotic and distant world of Greek culture--not primarily the conventional literary idea of that culture but the range of experiences presented in its iconography. Between the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., Athenian artisans flooded the Mediterranean world with remarkable decorated vases depict ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published November 21st 1989 by Princeton University Press (first published 1985)
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Jan 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing

I had to work for almost a year to even get this book.
I got it for the essay containing iconological similarities
between the standard gorgo face and that of dionysos in what they call 'eye-cups'.. these are cups that show you the face of medusa at the bottom when the wine is gone.. There's a lot more
information than that in this. This is part of all that amazing
French Greek scholarship as proto-typed by Jean-Pierre Vernant
(at least to me), and people like your Berards and Frontisi-Ducrouxs.. T
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