Periklean Athens and Its Legacy
Problems and Perspectives
330 Pages, 8.50 x 11.00 x 1.10 in
Sales Date: August 15, 2005
330 Pages, 8.50 x 11.00 x 1.10 in
The late fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Athens. Under the leadership of the renowned soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians began rebuilding the Akropolis, where they created the still awe-inspiring Parthenon. Athenians also reached a zenith of artistic achievement in sculpture, vase painting, and architecture, which provided continuing inspiration for many succeeding generations.
The specially commissioned essays in this volume offer a fresh, innovative panorama of the art, architecture, history, culture, and influence of Periklean Athens. Written by leading experts in the field, the articles cover a wide range of topics, including:
- An evaluation of Perikles' military leadership during the early stages of the Peloponnesian War.
- Iconographical and iconological studies of vase paintings, wall paintings, and sculpture.
- Explorations of the Parthenon and other monuments of the Athenian Akropolis.
- The legacy of Periklean Athens and its influence upon later art.
- Assessments of the modern reception of the Akropolis.
As a whole, this collection of essays proves that even a well-explored field such as Periklean Athens can yield new treasures when mined by perceptive and seasoned investigators.
These essays are written by a group of prominent and internationally known scholars. Individually and collectively they make an important contribution to the field of ancient art.~Mary C. Sturgeon
- Note on Abbreviations
- Jerome Jordan Pollitt: A Bibliography
- 1. Perikles as General (Donald Kagan)
- The Art of Classical and Periklean Athens
- 2. Bail Oinochoai (John H. Oakley)
- 3. A Farewell with Arms: Departing Warriors on Athenian Vases (Susan B. Matheson)
- 4. The Girl in the Pithos: Hesiod's Elpis (Jenifer Neils)
- 5. The Judgment of Helen in Athenian Art (H. A. Shapiro)
- 6. Composition and Content on Classical Murals and Vases (John Boardman)
- 7. The Painting Program in the Stoa Poikile (Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell)
- 8. Feminizing the Barbarian and Barbarizing the Feminine: Amazons, Trojans, and Persians in the Stoa Poikile (David Castriota)
- 9. Notes of the Subject of the Ilissos Temple Frieze (Randall L. B. McNeill)
- 10. "Periklean" Cult Images and Their Media (Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway)
- 11. Athena at Pallene and in the Agora of Athens (Evelyn B. Harrison)
- The Periklean Akropolis
- 12. The Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus at Olympia (Jeffrey M. Hurwit)
- 13. The Parthenon Frieze and Perikles' Cavalry of a Thousand (Ian Jenkins)
- 14. Alkamenes' Prokne and Itys in Context (Judith M. Barringer)
- 15. Interpretations of Two Athenian Friezes: The Temple on the Ilissos and the Temple of Athena Nike (Olga Palagia)
- The Legacy of Periklean Athens
- 16. Alpheos to the Orontes: An Unusual Echo of the Pheidian Zeus at the Syrian Port of Seleukia Pieria (Cornelius C. Vermeule III)
- 17. Kosmetai, the Second Sophistic, and Portraiture in the Second Century (Eve D'Ambra)
- 18. A Rhetorical Perikles (W. Martin Bloomer)
- 19. On Some Motives Supposed Present in Self-Portraits in Pheidias and Others (Creighton Gilbert)
- 20. Early Photography and the Reception of Classical Antiquity: The Case of the Temple of Athena Nike (Peter J. Holliday)
- The Legacy of Jerome J. Pollitt
- 21. Greek Art and Culture since Art and Experience in Classical Greece (Elizabeth A. Meyer and J. E. Lendon)
- Works Cited
- About the Contributors
- Subject Index