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Greek Art in Context
Archaeological and Art Historical Perspectives

ISBN 9780367595081
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference ‘Greek Art in Context’ at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to its relevance for the study of Greek sculpture and pottery from the Archaic to the Late Classical periods. What do we mean by ‘context’? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become relevant for the interpretation of Greek material culture? Which contexts should we look at – viewing context, political, social and religious discourse, artistic tradition . . .? What happens when there is no context? These are some of the questions that this volume aims to answer.

The chapters included cover current approaches to the study of Greek sculpture and pottery in which the notion of ‘context’ plays a prominent role, offering new ways of looking at familiar issues. It gathers leading scholars and early career researchers from different backgrounds and research traditions with the aim of presenting new insights into archaeological and art historical research. Their chapters contribute to showcase the vitality of the discipline and will serve to stimulate new directions for the study of Greek art.

Table of Contents

List of Figures


List of Abbreviations

Notes on Contributors

Introductory Notes: Contextualizing Context

Diana Rodríguez Pérez

Part One – Location and the Find-spot

  1. Statues as Artifacts: Towards an Archaeology of Greek Sculpture

  2. Sheila Dillon and Tim Shea

  3. Itinerant Statues? The Portrait Landscape of the Athenian Agora

  4. Elizabeth Baltes

  5. New Perspectives in the Study of Pottery Assemblages from Settlements and their Cemeteries in Central Macedonia during the Archaic Period.

  6. Eleni Manakidou

    Part Two – Experiencing Material Culture

  7. Seeing the Parthenon Frieze: Notes from Nashville

  8. Rebecca Levitan and Bonna Wescoat

  9. Lost in Translation? Theoretical Implications of Considering Iconography in Context

  10. Winfred van de Put

  11. Volitional Reconsumption: Repetitive Vase Scenes in a Psychophysiological Context

  12. Katerina Volioti

  13. Reviewing Space, Context and Meaning: The Eurymedon Vase Again

  14. Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Part Three – Historical and Artistic Contexts

  15. Context of Contest: Athena, Poseidon and the Martyria in the West Pediment of the Parthenon

  16. Marion Meyer

  17. The Stoa of the Herms in Context: (Re)shaping Paradigms

  18. Matteo Zaccarini

  19. Not quite Pheidias. Status and Labour Specialisation in Athenian Sculpture

  20. Helle Hochscheid

  21. (Un)identifying Helen and Paris in Late Fifth Century BCA Athenian Vase Painting: How Context is Crucial

  22. Samantha Masters and Alexander Andrason

  23. Is there a Context Behind the Context? A Group of Apulian Red-Figure Vases in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

  24. Frank Hildebrandt

    Part Four – Re-contextualization

  25. Contexts of Use of Fourth Century Attic Pottery in the Iberian Peninsula

  26. Carmen Sánchez Fernández

  27. The Reception of an Attic Prize Vessel. On the Import and Local Production of Amphorae of Panathenaic Shape in Southern Italy.

  28. Stine Schierup

  29. Greek Images and Local Identities in Lycia: The Case of the Heroon from Trysa

  30. Alice Landskron

  31. Ancient Art in a Museum Context: The Kent Collection of Greek and Cypriot Pottery in Harrogate

Sally Waite

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Diana Rodríguez Pérez is the current Junior Research Fellow Mougins Museum in Classical Art and Material Culture at Wolfson College, Oxford, and was previously the Research Assistant for the Beazley Archive Pottery Database at the Classical Art Research Centre.