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H 290 x W 205 mm

216 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Dec 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914868

Digital: 9781784914875

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Greece; Classical; Greek; Vase; Attic; Non-Attic; Inscriptions; Painting; Epigraphy

Epigraphy of Art

Ancient Greek Vase-Inscriptions and Vase-Paintings

Edited by Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

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Ancient Greek vase-paintings offer broad-ranging and unprecedented early perspectives on the often intricate interplay of images and texts. This book investigates both epigraphic technicalities of Attic and non-Attic inscriptions, and their broader, iconographic and sociocultural, significance.



Preface: Art and Epigraphy: Ancient Greek Vase-Inscriptions (Dimitrios Yatromanolakis); Inscriptions and Visual Representations on Attic Vases: Questions, Methodologies, Technical and Contextual Approaches: Chapter One: Soundscapes (and Two Speaking Lyres) (Dimitrios Yatromanolakis); Chapter Two: Hipparchos kalos (Thomas Mannack); Chapter Three: ‘So-and-so καλή’: A Reexamination (Guy Hedreen); Chapter Four: Inscribed Mythical Names on Attic Vase-Paintings from 570 to 530 BC: A Contextual Approach (Burkhard Fehr); Chapter Five: Meaningless, But Not Useless! Nonsense Inscriptions on Athenian Little-Master Cups (Pieter Heesen); Inscriptions on Apulian Vases: Chapter Six: Inscriptions on Apulian Red-Figure Vases: A Survey (John H. Oakley); Chapter Seven: Some Observations on Apulian Vase-Inscriptions with a Particular Focus on the Darius Painter (Thomas H. Carpenter); Visual Identities: Attic and Corinthian Inscriptions and the Significance of their Placement: Chapter Eight: Instant Messaging: Dance, Text, and Visual Communication on Archaic Corinthian and Attic Vases (Tyler Jo Smith); Chapter Nine: Tracing Letters on the Eurymedon Vase: On the Importance of Placement of Vase-Inscriptions (Georg Simon Gerleigner); Chapter Ten: Sophilos, Inscriptions, and the Funeral Games for Patroklos (Mary Moore)


'Lavishly illustrated, as the subject demands, and showing Archaeopress at its best.'