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A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases
by John H. Oakley and John Oakley
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-0-299-32720-0 | eISBN: 978-0-299-32723-1 | Paper: 978-0-299-32724-8
Library of Congress Classification NK4645.O235 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 738.38209385

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Painted vases are the richest and most complex images that remain from ancient Greece. Over the past decades, a great deal has been written on ancient art that portrays myths and rituals. Less has been written on scenes of daily life, and what has been written has been tucked away in hard-to-find books and journals. A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases synthesizes this material and expands it: it is the first comprehensive volume to present visual representations of everything from pets and children's games to drunken revelry and funerary rituals.
John H. Oakley's clear, accessible writing provides sound information with just the right amount of detail. Specialists of Greek art will welcome this book for its text and illustrations. This guide is an essential and much-needed reference for scholars and an ideal sourcebook for classics and art history.

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