Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art

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Synopsis: This is a study of the works of art from early Greece that have long been presented as "illustrations to Homer," but that are argued here to be nothing of the kind. Early Greek artists showed no preference for Homeric subjects and, when their interests did coincide with Homer's, treated his account as, at best, one of the possible variants. Close descriptive analysis of texts and pictures and of the artists' aims, together with statistical evidence, provide the basis for the argument.

Review: "...Homerists, as well as fine art historians, will want to take notice of this book. Philologists and undergraduates, as well as specialists, will find the work accessible, since the text is lucid..." Jonathan Burgess, Religious Studies Review

"...readers of Homer and the Artists...will find much of interest." Classical World

"The issue of a paperback edition alongside the expensive bound volume should help secure the wider readership among classicists and art historians and their students that the book deserves." AJA

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Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This is a book about Homer, myth and art. The Iliad and Odyssey so dominate our view of ancient Greece that our natural reaction on viewing certain works of early Greek art is to identify them as scenes from Homer . However, Anthony Snodgrass argues that, so far from illustrating the Homeric poems, these works very rarely show signs of acquaintance with the Iliad or Odyssey, seldom even choosing their subject-matter from them. When the subjects do overlap, the artists occasionally give positive signs of preferring a non-Homeric version of the episode. He then attempts to explain why this should be so: despite Homer s unique standing in antiquity, the artists inhabited an independent world, where their own inspirations and concerns dominated their production. It is only the traditional dominance of the literary study of antiquity which has hidden this from us. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780521629812

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