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Hellenistic sculpture : a handbook /

Main Author: Smith, R. R. R.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 2005.
Series: World of Art
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Historical background
  • The context and function of Hellenistic statutes
  • Patrons and sculptors
  • The evidence : literature and inscriptions
  • Originals and copies
  • The study of Hellenistic sculpture : schools and development
  • pt. I. The elements of Hellenistic statuary
  • 2. Alexander and the kings
  • Statute types and attributes
  • Alexander
  • Kings after Alexander
  • 3. Philosophers, orators, and poets
  • Philosophers
  • Orator-politicians
  • Menander and poets
  • 4. Athletes
  • 5. The gods
  • 6. Goddesses and women
  • Draped goddesses
  • The Nike of Samothrace
  • Naked Aphrodites
  • Interpretations of naked Aphrodites
  • Draped women
  • 7. Baroque groups : gauls and heroes
  • Large and small gauls
  • Pasquino, Penthesilea, and Marsyas
  • Other mythological groups
  • Laocoön
  • Sperlonga
  • 8. The world of Dionysos
  • Satyrs, maenads, nymphs
  • Centaurs
  • Sleeping Hermaphrodite
  • Barberini Faun
  • Genre and peasants
  • pt. II. Sculpture in the Hellenistic kingdoms
  • 9. Pergamon and the Great Altar
  • Original statutes
  • The Great Altar
  • The gigantomachy
  • The Telephos frieze
  • 10. Reliefs : friezes and stelai
  • Architectural sculpture and friezes
  • Votive reliefs
  • Grave stelai
  • The Alexander Sarcophagus
  • 11. The Ptolemies and Alexandria
  • Cyprus
  • 12. The Seleucids and the east
  • Syria
  • Ai Khanoum and Bactria
  • Shami, Failaka, Seleucia
  • Kommagene and Antiochos I
  • 13. Macedonia and Greece
  • Athens
  • The Peloponnese and Damophon
  • The islands and the Aegean
  • 14. Late Hellenistic : Delos to Rome
  • Delos and the new portraiture
  • Copies and classicism at Rome
  • 15. Conclusion : chronology
  • Hellenistic sculpture under the empire
  • Abbreviations.