The Trojan War in Ancient Art

Author:   Susan Woodford
Publisher:   Cornell University Press
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9780801481642


Pages:   134
Publication Date:   13 July 1993
Format:   Paperback
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The legendary characters of the Trojan War, Susan Woodford reminds us, captured the imaginations not only of Homer, the Attic tragedians, Aeschylus, Virgil, Ovid, and many other writers, but of countless Greek and Roman visual artists as well. A vibrant retelling of the Trojan myths, this handsomely illustrated book brings to life for today's readers both visual and literary traditions. Woodford is an engaging guide, as concerned with nuances of human experience as she is with aesthetic detail...As unforgettable images in story and picture reflect back on one another, Woodford offers us a new appreciation of the range of the emotional and sensuous expression-and also of the humor-of classical culture.

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Author:   Susan Woodford
Publisher:   Cornell University Press
Imprint:   Cornell University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.284kg
ISBN:  

9780801481642


ISBN 10:   0801481643
Pages:   134
Publication Date:   13 July 1993
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. To Begin at the Beginning 2. The Army Assembles 3. Troy 4. The Greeks Go to Troy 5. The Anger of Achilles 6. The Anguish of Achilles 7. Troy's Doom Draws Nearer 8. The Fall of Troy Epilogue Appendix: The Illustrations in Art Historical Perspective Glossary: Historical and Mythological Characters Further Reading Index

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<p> Few books on mythology, or on ancient art, provide such good reading as Woodford's lively treatment of the myths and tales associated with the Trojan War. In an understated manner, with excellent narrative and amusing treatment throughout, she regales the reader with the wonder of the stories and the humor of the situations in which both gods and people find them- selves. Carefully chosen pictures, drawn largely from Greek vase painting, but also from Roman wail paintings, mosaics, and sculpture, make a rich tapestry of illustrative material. -Classical World (1997)


<p> Few books on mythology, or on ancient art, provide such good reading as Woodford's lively treatment of the myths and tales associated with the Trojan War. In an understated manner, with excellent narrative and amusing treatment throughout, she regales the reader with the wonder of the stories and the humor of the situations in which both gods and people find them- selves. Carefully chosen pictures, drawn largely from Greek vase painting, but also from Roman wail paintings, mosaics, and sculpture, make a rich tapestry of illustrative material. Classical World (1997)


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