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The Art of Ancient Greece : Sources and Documents - Jerome Jordan Pollitt

The Art of Ancient Greece

Sources and Documents

Paperback Published: 14th January 1991
ISBN: 9780521273664
Number Of Pages: 316

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This book, a companion volume to Professor Pollitt's The Art of Rome: Sources and Documents (published by the Press in 1983), presents a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts. Its purpose is to make this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology. The author's translations of a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts are accompanied by an introduction, explanatory commentary, and a full bibliography. An earlier version of this book was published twenty-five years ago by Prentice-Hall. In this new publication Professor Pollitt has added a considerable number of new passages, revised some of his earlier translations and presented the texts in a different order which allows the reader to follow more easily the development of sculpture and painting as perceived by the ancient writers. The new and substantial bibliography, organised by topics as they appear in the book, emphasises works that deal directly with the literary sources or that supplement our knowledge of the personalities and monuments described in the sources. This collection will be welcomed by students and teachers of Greek art who have long been in need of an authoritative and reliable sourcebook for their subject.

Industry Reviews

"...a welcome return of a much valued resource for the teaching of Greek art and archaeology." The Classical Journal "This volume, so assiduously compiled, expanded and annotated, could well inspire a university course about the contribution of ancient sources to our knowledge of the art of ancient Greece...an indispensable tool for scholars." Beth Cohen, Classical World

List of illustrations
Ancient memories and primitive beginnings
Sculpture: early developments and the Archaic period (c. 650-510 BC)
Sculpture: the Late Archaic phase (c. 510-480 BC)
Sculpture: the Early Classical period (c. 480-450 BC)
Sculpture: the High Classical period (c. 450-400 BC)
Sculpture: the fourth century BC
Sculpture: the Hellenistic period
Painting: earliest developments and the fifth century BC
Painting: the fourth century BC
Painting and mosaics: the Hellenistic period
The decorative arts
Art history, aesthetics, and comparative criticism
Ancient authors whose works are excerpted in this book
Index of artists
Geographical index
General subject index
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ISBN: 9780521273664
ISBN-10: 0521273668
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 14th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Annotated