1990. Hardcover. dj., octavo, 150 pp., illus. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory #
In deepening our understanding of the symposium in ancient Greece, this book embodies the wit and play of the images it explains: those decorating Athenian drinking vessels from the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. The vases used at banquets often depict the actual drinkers who commissioned their production and convey the flowing together of wine, poetry, music, games, flirtation, and other elements that formed the complex structure of the banquet itself. A close reading of the objects handled by drinkers in the images reveals various metaphors, particularly that of wine as sea, all expressing a wide range of attitudes toward an ambiguous substance that brings cheer but may also cause harm.
Not only does this work offer an anthropological view of ancient Greece, but it explores a precise iconographic system. In so doing it will encourage and enrich further reflection on the role of the image in a given culture.
Originally published in 1990.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Title: The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images ...
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Book Description Princeton Univ Pr. Condition: Used - Very Good. 1990. Hardcover. Dj. 150 pp. Light shelfwear. Otherwise, Very Good. Seller Inventory # S62882
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1990. Condition: Very Good. y First English language edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP93580256
Book Description Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st. Hardcover, 8vo, 150pp with index. first edition. Numerous b/w illustrations and photographs throughout. FINE. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 84122
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Book Description Princeton University Press,, Princeton:, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Translated from the French by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak. First American printing. Near fine in a very good (sun faded along the spine) dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 76934
Book Description Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo. Red cloth. 1st American edition, translated from the French. 150pp. Numerous b&w illustrations. Seller Inventory # 014765
Book Description Princeton University Press (1990), Princeton, 1990. orig. cloth. Textual illustrations. (illustrator). 24x15cm, vii,150 pp., Rubberstamp to rear flyleaf. Contentsd: The Greek Experience of Wine; The Space of the Krater; Manipulations; Drinking Games; Reflections; Wine & the Wine-dark Sea; Song & Image; Epilogue: Drink to Me with Thine Eyes. A large removed-label mark to rear fixed flyleaf. Good. Seller Inventory # 013211
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Book Description Princeton University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. Some fading of the DJ spine, else a fine copy. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller since 1967! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Seller Inventory # mon0000010021
Book Description Princeton Univ. Pr, Princeton, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First English language edition. 1990, First Edition in English. 150 pp. Hardcover, illustrated. Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Like New. Seller Inventory # 0076822