Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art

Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art

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This book uses the myths surrounding Daidalos as an example to describe the profound influence of the Near East on ancient Greece's artistic and literary origins. Morris's broad focus on the Mediterranean world combined with her interdisciplinary apppraoch allows for new insights into a wide range of topics, including the meaning of myth, sculpture, the evolution of the alphabet, Homeric poetics, and Attic drama. `Gathering an imposing array of linguistic, literary, archaeological and historical sources from around the Mediterranean, the author has demonstrated the profound, appreciative dependence of the Greeks on the Levantine east begining in the Bronze Age' - Choice .in Women, Culture and KOV vXTj?, TJ Se AcETIS iff)?] roil Te\viTov. M. West ... G. Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy (Ox- G. Most, aquot;Alcmana#39;s a#39;Cosmogonica#39; Fragment, aquot; CR ford, 1986), 145-^16, 151-52, 180-86 (Genesis). 101 (1987) 1-18, anbsp;...

Title:Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art
Author:Sarah P. Morris
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1995


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