This book is a unique, fully illustrated, and fascinating study of all the known carved reliefs decorating official inscriptions in classical and Hellenistic Athens. The author's new and illuminating work on the iconography of these reliefs shows how the gods, heroes, and other personifications were not simply decorative, but integral to the overall political message.
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Carol L. Lawton is Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.Review:
"Lawton's long familiarity with the stones and her command of the seondary literature are evident throughout the volume's introduction, three substantial chapters, and the detailed texts and bibliographies of 187 catalogue entries. This book's great strength, however, lies not only in completeness (Lawton includes 11 reliefs omitted from M. Meyer's Die griechischen Urkundenrliefs, AM-BH 13, Berlin, 1989), but also in its precision, clarity, balance, and scope. Lawton has served this material well. Archaeologists, art historians, epigraphers, historians, and historians of religion will all profit from her book. She is now working on Attic votive reliefs. We should look forward to her results"--American Journal of Archaeology
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Clarendon Press, 1995. 190p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology. Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 38274