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Author Avramidou, Amalia.

Title The Codrus Painter : iconography and reception of Athenian vases in the age of Pericles / Amalia Avramidou
Published Madison, Wis : University of Wisconsin Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages) : illustrations
Series Wisconsin studies in classics
Wisconsin studies in classics.
Contents Defining the Style of the Codrus Painter -- Reconsidering Some Attributions -- Shapes, Style, and Chronology -- The Codrus Painter and His Contemporaries -- Mythological Subjects -- Divine Assemblies -- Other Mythological Subjects -- Dionysiac Subjects -- Departure Scenes and Hoplite Representations -- Depictions of Youths and Athletes -- The Codrus Painter and the Etruscan Market -- Late Fifth-Century Attic Sculpture and the Codrus Painter -- Overview of the Work of the Codrus Painter
Summary The Codrus Painter was a painter of cups and vases in fifth-century B.C.E. Athens with a distinctive style; he is named after Codrus, a legendary Athenian king depicted on one of his most characteristic vases. He was active as an artist during the rule of Pericles, as the Parthenon was built and then as the troubled times of the Peloponnesian War began. In contrast to the work of fellow artists of his day, the vases of the Codrus Painter appear to have been created almost exclusively for export to markets outside Athens and Greece, especially to the Etruscans in central Italy and to points further west. Amalia Avramidou offers a thoroughly researched, amply illustrated study of the Codrus Painter that also comments on the mythology, religion, arts, athletics, and daily life of Greece depicted on his vases. She evaluates his style and the defining characteristics of his own hand and of the minor painters associated with him. Examining the subject matter, figure types, and motifs on the vases, she compares them with sculptural works produced during the same period. Avramidou's iconographic analysis not only encompasses the cultural milieu of the Athenian metropolis, but also offers an original and intriguing perspective on the adoption, meaning, and use of imported Attic vases among the Etruscans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Codrus Painter.
Vase-painting, Greek -- Greece -- Athens.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011570
ISBN 029924783X (e-book)
9780299247836 (e-book)