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Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis : The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy - Andrew Stewart

Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis

The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy

Hardcover Published: 17th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521831635
Number Of Pages: 358

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This volume examines the 'little barbarians', ten highly expressive Roman marble figures of Giants, Amazons, Persians, and Gauls that were found in Rome in 1514 and are now recognized as copies of the Small (or Lesser) Attalid Dedication on the Athenian Akropolis. Manolis Korres' recent discovery of the monument's pedestals, fully published in this volume, has led Andrew Stewart to a complete reconsideration of the statues' form, date, and significance. He demonstrates that this is the only Hellenistic royal donation of sculpture whose donor, location, and form are all known; the only one securely identified in copy; and the only one whose life can be glimpsed from beginning to end, a period ranging over 2200 years. Illustrated with new photographs of all ten Barbarians, and 26 new drawings by Manolis Korres, it systematically traces the Barbarians' impact upon Roman and Renaissance art, and the intellectual history of art and archaeology.

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'... the author's stated aim, 'to explain something of what Roman art was intended to do, how it functioned, and how ... it was perceived', has been brilliantly achieved.' Arctos

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xvii
Abbreviationsp. xxi
Some Important Datesp. xxiii
Little Barbarians: An Encounterp. 1
Rediscovery: Scholars, Sleuths, and Stonesp. 11
Leake, Penrose, and Brunnp. 12
Excursus on Positivismp. 18
From Milchhofer to Bienkowskip. 23
From Lippold to Krahmerp. 43
Excursus on Formalismp. 62
In the Mirror of the Copiesp. 66
Skeptics and Revisionistsp. 69
Renaissance Echoesp. 75
Problems and Prospectsp. 76
Appropriation: Gladiators for Christp. 81
Discoveryp. 81
Dispersalp. 86
Appropriationp. 94
Rome (I): Raphaelp. 100
Rome (II): Peruzzi, Parmigianino, and Michelangelop. 115
Venice (I): Sansovino, Titian, and Pordenonep. 120
Venice (II): Veronese and Tintorettop. 127
Envoip. 133
Reproduction: Vae Victis!p. 136
Date and Workshopp. 136
Provenancep. 142
Displayp. 144
Fear and Loathing in Barbaryp. 152
Beyond the Palep. 160
Fatal Charadesp. 163
Of Woundsp. 166
Roman Echoes?p. 170
Greek Echoes?p. 177
Genesis: Barbarians at the Gatesp. 181
Location and Displayp. 181
Iconographyp. 198
Of Authors and Makersp. 213
Date(s)p. 218
Of History and Memoryp. 220
For the Security of the Cityp. 226
Rhetoricp. 228
Responsesp. 232
Conclusion. "The Truth in Sculpture"p. 237
Looking Backwardp. 237
Looking Againp. 237
Looking Forwardp. 239
Essay. The Pedestals and the Akropolis South Wallp. 242
Identificationp. 242
Documentationp. 244
Classificationp. 268
Arrangement of the Blocksp. 270
The Area to the South and East of the Parthenonp. 272
The South Wallp. 274
The Parapetp. 279
The Wide Summit of the Wall and the Unfinished Terracingp. 280
Position and Form of the Pedestalsp. 281
The Sourcesp. 287
The Statuesp. 293
Notesp. 303
Bibliographyp. 339
Index of Sources: Greek, Latin, and Biblicalp. 345
Index of Inscriptionsp. 349
General Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780521831635
ISBN-10: 0521831636
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 17th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.09 x 22.4  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 1.52

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