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The Resource Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories, Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University

Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories, Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University

Label
Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories
Title
Early Greek portraiture
Title remainder
monuments and histories
Statement of responsibility
Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Catherine M. Keesling lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece. Surveying the subjects, motives and display contexts of Archaic and Classical portrait sculpture, she demonstrates that the phenomenon of portrait representation in Greek culture is complex and without a single, unifying history. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, Keesling grounds her study in contemporary texts such as Herodotus' Histories and situates portrait representation within the context of contemporary debates about the nature of arete (excellence), the value of historical commemoration and the relationship between the human individual and the gods and heroes. She argues that often the goal of Classical portraiture was to link the individual to divine or heroic models. Offering an overview of the role of portraits in Archaic and Classical Greece, her study includes local histories of the development of Greek portraiture in sanctuaries such as Olympia, Delphi and the Athenian Acropolis"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keesling, Catherine M.
Dewey number
733/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1296.3
LC item number
.K44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portrait sculpture, Greek
  • Portrait sculpture, Ancient
  • Portraits
  • Monuments
  • Excellence
  • Gods, Greek
  • Heroes
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • ART
  • Bildnis
  • Griechenland
Label
Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories, Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why portraits? -- Portraits among Heroes and Gods. From votive statues to honorific portraits -- Arete, heroism, and divine choice in early Greek portraiture -- Portraits in Greek sanctuaries -- Documenting Archaic and Classical Greek History. Retrospective portraits as historical documents -- Early Greek portraits under Roman rule : removal, renewal, reuse, and reinscription -- Conclusion : The limits of representation
Control code
974869007
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781107162235
Lccn
2017003095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280834
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974869007
Label
Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories, Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why portraits? -- Portraits among Heroes and Gods. From votive statues to honorific portraits -- Arete, heroism, and divine choice in early Greek portraiture -- Portraits in Greek sanctuaries -- Documenting Archaic and Classical Greek History. Retrospective portraits as historical documents -- Early Greek portraits under Roman rule : removal, renewal, reuse, and reinscription -- Conclusion : The limits of representation
Control code
974869007
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781107162235
Lccn
2017003095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280834
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974869007

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