Word and Image in Ancient Greece by N. Keith Rutter
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Word and Image in Ancient Greece
By N. Keith Rutter

Word and Image in Ancient Greece

By (author) See other recent books by N. Keith Rutter See other recent books by Brian Sparkes
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $152.00
Your Price: $136.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $15.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.84 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Word and Image in Ancient Greece by N. Keith Rutter

Book Description

In ancient Greek society communication was largely oral and visual. The epic poets sang and recited the legends that served the Greeks as their historical past; lyric and elegiac poets sang songs of love and death and celebrated military and sporting success to the accompaniment of the lyre and pipes; the art of rhetoric was a vital ingredient in speeches in the assembly and the law courts; in tragedies and comedies actors spoke to audiences of thousands. Of equal importance to the Greeks were the images with which they were always surrounded -- civic and religious monuments, statuary, architectural decoration, and the scenes of myth, fantasy and everyday life with which their vases and vessels were painted and decorated. This volume of new work by leading scholars explores the ways in which these two central aspects of Greek culture interact, and throws new light on their many and related functions. The subjects include the creation of the Greek myths during the early centuries of the first millennium BC when the technique of writing had been lost; the significance of words and images on painted pottery; the relationship between drama on stage and the illustration of the same stories on pottery; and the ways in which stories portrayed in monumental sculpture on temples were understood by the people who came to look at them. Classical Greece produced the beginnings of the tradition of philosophical reflection on the nature and value of images, notably in the work of Plato and Aristotle: the concept of mimesis, concerned with questions both of representation and expression, is directly addressed by several of the authors, and forms an underlying theme of the volume as a whole. The authors are drawn from the historical, archaeological, literary, philosophical and art historical fields of classical study. The book, which contains 50 illustrations, makes a coherent and important contribution to a subject of great current interest to classicists of all disciplines.

Buy Word and Image in Ancient Greece book by N. Keith Rutter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780748614066
ISBN-10: 0748614060
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author N. Keith Rutter

Word and Image in Ancient Greece by N. Keith Rutter Word and Image in Ancient Greece, Paperback (November 2000)

The book, which contains 50 illustrations, makes a coherent and important contribution to a subject of great current interest to classicists of all disciplines.

» View all books by N. Keith Rutter

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Word and Image in Ancient Greece book by N. Keith Rutter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - N. Keith Rutter

N. Keith Rutter is Honorary Fellow & Professor Emeritus in Classics at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the coinage and history of South Italy and Sicily in the Greek period. His publications include Campanian Coinages 475-380 BC (1979) and Greek Coinages of Southern Italy and Sicily (1997). He has been responsible for steering the Italian volume of the third edition of Historia Numorum towards publication (2001) by the British Museum Press. Brian A. Sparkes is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by N. Keith Rutter close
Word and Image in Ancient Greece by N. Keith Rutter
History of the Peloponnesian War by N. Keith Rutter
»
Recent books by Brian Sparkes close
Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome by Brian Sparkes
Eye of Greece by Brian Sparkes
Word and Image in Ancient Greece by Brian Sparkes
Word and Image in Ancient Greece by Brian Sparkes
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close