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CLAS3680
Module Reading List

Greek Art and Society, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Emma Stafford
E.J.Stafford@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

GREEK ART AND SOCIETY: BIBLIOGRAPHY

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No one book can cover everything in satisfactory detail, but a good overview is provided by:

R. Osborne, Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Oxford 1998)  

It might also be worth having your own copy of one or both of:

T. Rasmussen and N. Spivey (eds), Looking at Greek vases (Cambridge 1991)

J.M. Barringer, Art, myth, and ritual in classical Greece (Cambridge 2008)

See also below on the Thames and Hudson World of Art series.

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Using this bibliography and the library

DON’T PANIC – I’m not expecting you to read every item on this bibliography!  Rather, it’s meant to give you plenty of choice of reading, allowing you to follow up on any of the lecture-topics which you want to go into in more depth.  NB Not all of the books on Greek art in the University Library are listed here.  Some have been deliberately omitted for various reasons, but there are probably plenty that I’ve simply not yet come across.  I would welcome comments on anything you find which seems to you to be useful and worth recommending to others, and conversely please feel free to give me any unrecommendations! 

☺ = the item is available online, either via the Library Catalogue or via the module’s Online Course Readings folder, under Learning Resources in Minerva. * = I particularly recommend this item

The bibliography is divided into the following sections:

  1. General 2. Approaches 3. Vase-Painting  4. Monumental Painting  5. Sculpture  6. Artists/Craftsmen  7. Myth and Iconography  8. Men, Women and Sex  9. The Art of Death

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1. GENERAL

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i) Introductions to Greek art and archaeology

J. Barringer, The art and archaeology of ancient Greece ISBN: 9780521171809 (pbk.) : £40.00 / $95.00; 9781107001237 (hbk.) : £80.00 / $160.00; 1107001234 (hbk.); 0521171806 (pbk.) (Cambridge 2014)

J. Boardman (ed.), The Oxford History of Classical Art (Oxford 2001)

L. Burn, The British Museum book of Greek and Roman art (London 1991)

G. Campbell (ed.), The Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture (Oxford 2007)

 V. Coltman (ed.) Making sense of Greek art (Exeter 2012)

M.D. Fullerton, Greek art (Cambridge 2000)

R. Osborne, Archaic and classical Greek art (Oxford 1998)

J.G. Pedley, Greek Art and Archaeology (London 1998)

C.M. Robertson, A History of Greek Art (Cambridge 1975)

T.J. Smith and D. Plantzos, A companion to Greek art (Malden MA 2012)

B.A. Sparkes, Greek Art (New Surveys in the Classics no.40) (Oxford 2011)  (NB new edition)

*N. Spivey, Greek Art (London 1997)

M.D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, Looking at Greek art (Cambridge 2011)

S. Woodford, An introduction to Greek art (2nd ed. London 2015)  

S. Woodford, The art of Greece and Rome (2nd ed. Cambridge 2004)

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ii) By period/place

J.N. Coldstream, Geometric Greece: 900-700 BC (2nd ed. London 2003)

A.C. Gunter, Greek art and the Orient (Cambridge 2008)

C.M. Havelock, Hellenistic art : the art of the classical world from the death of Alexander the Great to the Battle of Actium (London 1971)

S.P. Morris, Daidalos and the origins of Greek art (Princeton, NJ, 1992)

O. Palagia (ed.) Art in Athens during the Peloponnesian War (Cambridge 2009)

M. Pipili, Laconian iconography of the sixth century B.C. (Oxford 1987)

J.J. Pollitt, Art and experience in classical Greece (Cambridge 1972)

A. Stewart, Classical Greece and the birth of Western art (Cambridge 2008)

Thames and Hudson publish a series entitled The World of Art, with nine titles covering particular periods of Greek sculpture and vase-painting – they tend only to have very brief texts, but they are your best bet for finding pictures, and they’re also relatively cheap if you want to buy. I have a complete set which I am happy to lend out to students – call during my drop-in times!

*J. Boardman, Greek art (5th ed. London 2016)

*J. Boardman, Early Greek vase painting : 11th-6th centuries BC : a handbook (London 1998)

*J. Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases (London 1974/91)

*J. Boardman, Athenian red figure vases, the archaic period : a handbook (London 1975)

*J. Boardman, Athenian red figure vases : the classical period : a handbook (London 1989)

*A.D. Trendall, Red figure vases of South Italy and Sicily : a handbook (London 1989)

*J. Boardman, Greek sculpture: the Archaic period : a handbook (London 1978)

*J. Boardman, Greek sculpture : the classical period : a handbook (London 1985)

*J. Boardman, Greek sculpture : the late classical period and sculpture in colonies and overseas : a handbook (London 1995)

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2. APPROACHES

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i) Ancient writers on Greek art

K. Arafat, ‘Pausanias’ attitudes to antiquities’, The Annual of the British School at Athens. 87 (1992) 387-409

K.W. Arafat, Pausanias' Greece (Cambridge 1996)

S. Carey, Pliny's catalogue of culture : art and empire in the natural history (Oxford 2003)

J. Isager, Pliny on art and society : the Elder Pliny's chapters on the history of art. (London 1991)

K. Jex-Blake, The Elder Pliny's chapters on the history of art (Chicago 1968)

J.J. Pollitt, The ancient view of Greek art : criticism, history, and terminology (New Haven 1974)

J.J. Pollitt, The art of ancient Greece : sources and documents (Cambridge 1990)

M. Pretzler, Pausanias : travel writing in ancient Greece (London 2007)

A.M. Snodgrass, ‘Pausanias and the Chest of Kypselos’, in S.E. Alcock, J.F. Cherry and J. Elsner (eds) Pausanias : travel and memory in Roman Greece (Oxford 2001)

J. Tanner, The invention of art history in ancient Greece : religion, society and artistic rationalisation (Cambridge 2006)

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ii) History of collecting and the study of Greek art

M. Anderson, Antiquities : what everyone needs to know ISBN: 9780190614928  (Oxford 2016)

M. Beard, The Parthenon (London 2002)

M. Beard and J. Henderson, Classical art : from Greece to Rome (Oxford 2001)

V. Coltman, Classical sculpture and the culture of collecting in Britain since 1760 ISBN: 9780199551262 (hbk.) : £70.00; 019955126X (hbk.) : £70.00 (Oxford 2009)

A.A. Donohue and M. Fullerton (eds), Ancient art and its historiography (Cambridge 2003)

J. Elsner, Art and the Roman viewer : the transformation of art from the pagan world to Christianity (Cambridge 1995)

R. and F. Etienne, The search for Ancient Greece (London 1990)

J. Greenfield, The Return of Cultural Treasures (Cambridge 1995)

C. Hitchens (ed.), The Elgin marbles : should they be returned to Greece? ** (London 1998)

C. Hornsby (ed.) The impact of Italy : the Grand Tour and beyond (Rome 2000)

I. Jenkins, Archaeologists & aesthetes : in the Sculpture Galleries of the British Museum, 1800-1939 (London 1992)

I. Jenkins, Cleaning and controversy : the Parthenon sculptures 1811-1939 (Cambridge 2001)

I. Jenkins and K. Sloan, Vases & volcanoes : Sir William Hamilton and his collection (London 1996)

D. King, The Elgin Marbles (London 2006)

C.C. Mattusch, The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum : life and afterlife of a sculpture collection: (Los Angeles 2005)

W. St.-Claire, Lord Elgin and the Marbles (Oxford 1998)

J. Scott, The pleasures of antiquity: British collectors of Greece and Rome (New Haven 2003)

C. Vout, Classical art : a life history from antiquity to the present ISBN: 9780691177038 (Princeton NJ 2018)

T. Vrettos, The Elgin affair : the abduction of antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused (New York 1996)

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iii) Methods and criticisms of the discipline

W.R. Biers, Art, artefacts, and chronology in classical archaeology (London 1992)

J. Elsner, ‘Significant details: systems, certainties & the art-historian as detective’, Antiquity. 64 (1990) 950-2

D.W.J. Gill, ‘Expressions of wealth: Greek art and society’, Antiquity. 62 (1988) 735-43

D.W.J. Gill, ‘Pots and trade: spacefillers or objets d’art’, The journal of Hellenic studies. 111 (1991), 29-47

D.W.J. Gill, ‘Art and vases vs. craft and pots’, Antiquity. 67 (1993) 452-5

T. Heölscher, Visual power in ancient Greece and Rome : between art and social reality ISBN: 9780520294936 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780520967885 () (Oakland CA 2018)

D.C. Kurtz (ed.), Beazley and Oxford (Oxford 1985)

I. Morris (ed.), Classical Greece : ancient histories and modern archaeologies (Cambridge 1994)

B.S. Ridgway, ‘The study of Classical sculpture at the end of the 20th century’, The American journal of archaeology 98 (1994) 759-72

D. Rodriguez Perez (ed.), Greek art in context : archaeological and art historical perspectives ISBN: 9781472457455 (hbk.) (London and NY 2017)

P. Rouet, Approaches to the study of Attic vases : Beazley and Pottier (Oxford 2001)

M. Shanks, Classical archaeology of Greece : experiences of the discipline (London and NY 1996)

A. Snodgrass, ‘What is Classical Archaeology** Greek Archaeology’, in S.E. Alcock and R. Osborne (eds), Classical archaeology (Oxford 2007), 13-29
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

M. Vickers and D.W.J. Gill, Artful crafts : ancient Greek silverware and pottery (Oxford 1994)

K.D. Vitelli, ‘Pots vs. vases’, Antiquity. 66 (1992) 550-3

S. Woodford, Looking at pictures (Cambridge 1983)

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3. VASE-PAINTING

i)  General

D.A. Amyx, Corinthian vase-painting of the Archaic period (Berkeley/London 1988)

D.A. Amyx and P. Lawrence, Studies in Archaic Corinthian vase painting (Hesperia Supplement 28, 1996)

*J. Boardman, The history of Greek vases : potters, painters and pictures (London 2001)

B. Cohen, The colors of clay : special techniques in Athenian vases (Los Angeles 2006)

J.N. Coldstream, Greek geometric pottery : a survey of ten local styles and their chronology (London 1968)

R.M. Cook, Greek Painted Pottery (2nd ed. London 1972)

R.M. Cook and P. Dupont, East Greek pottery (London and New York 2002)

G. Ferrari ‘Myth and genre on Athenian vases’, Classical Antiquity. 22 (2003) 37-54

M. Hirmer, P.E. Aria and B.B. Shefton, A history of Greek vase painting (London 1962)

S. Keay and S. Moser (eds), Greek art in view : essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Oxford 2004)

A. Lane, Greek pottery. (2nd ed. London 1963)

J.R. Mertens, How to read Greek vases (New York 2010)

A.G. Mitchell, Greek vase painting and the origins of visual humour (Cambridge 2009)

E. Moignard, Greek vases : an introduction (London 2006)

S.P. Morris, The black and white style : Athens and Aigina in the orientalizing period, (New Haven 1984)

R.T. Neer, Style and politics in Athenian vase-painting : the craft of democracy, circa 530-470 B.C.E. (Cambridge 2002)

J.V. Noble, The techniques of painted Attic pottery (New York 1965)

R. Osborne, The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece ISBN: 9780691177670 (hbk.) : £41.95; 0691177678 (hbk.) (Princeton NJ 2018)

*T. Rasmussen and N. Spivey (eds), Looking at Greek vases (Cambridge 1991)

G.M.A. Richter, Attic red-figured vases: a survey (New Haven 1958)

J.B. Salmon, Wealthy Corinth : a history of the city to 338 B.C. ISBN: 019814833X (Oxford 1984) – see ch. VII ‘Pottery’ (pp.101-16) 

T.J. Smith, Komast dancers in archaic Greek art ISBN: 9780199578658 (hbk.) : £80.00; 0199578656 (hbk.) (Oxford 2010)

*B.A. Sparkes, Greek Pottery: an introduction (Manchester 1991)

*B.A. Sparkes, The red and the black : studies in Greek pottery (London 1996)

M.D. Stansbury-O’Donnell, Vase painting, gender, and social identity in archaic Athens (Cambridge 2006/2013)

*A. Steiner, Reading Greek vases (Cambridge 2007)

M. Vickers, Ancient Greek pottery (Oxford 1999)

ii) Individual potters and painters

A. Avramidou, The Codrus Painter : iconography and reception of Athenian vases in the age of Pericles (Wisconsin 2011)

B.E. Borg, ‘Eunomia or “make love not war”: Meidian personifications reconsidered’, in E.J. Stafford and J. Herrin (eds 2005) Personification in the Greek world : from antiquity to Byzantium, Aldershot, 193-210
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

L. Burn, The Meidias painter (Oxford 1987)

 

C. Dougherty, ‘The Aristonothos Krater: competing stories of conflict and collaboration’, in C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (eds) The cultures within ancient Greek culture : contact, conflict, collaboration (Cambridge 2003), 35-56
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

 

H. Hofman, Sotades : symbols of immortality on Greek vases ISBN: 019815061X (hardcover) (Oxford 1997)

D.C. Kurtz and J. Beazley, The Berlin Painter (Oxford 1983)

T. Mannack, The late Mannerists in Athenian vase-painting (Oxford 2001)

 

E. Moignard, Master of Attic black-figure painting : the art and legacy of Exekias ISBN: 9781780761411 (hbk.) : £68.00; 1780761414 (hbk.) (London 2015)

 

J.H. Oakley, The Phiale painter (Mainz 1990)

J.H. Oakley, The Achilles Painter (Mainz 1997)

O. Palagia and A. Spetsieri-Choremi (eds) The Panathenaic Games : proceedings of an international conference held at the University of Athens, May 11-12, 2004 (Oxford 2006) – see Tiverios on Panathenaic prize amphoras

 

H.A. Shapiro, M. Iozzo, A. Lezzi-Hafter, The François vase : new perspectives ISBN: 9783905083330 (v. 1 : pbk.) : Sw.fr. 70 (set); 3905083337 (v. 1 : pbk.); 9783905083323 (v. 2 : pbk.) : Sw.fr. 70 (set); 3905083329 (v. 2 : pbk.) (2 vols, Zurich 2013)

E.J. Stafford, ‘A Wedding Scene: notes on Akropolis 6471’, The journal of Hellenic studies. 117 (1997), 200-02

 

V. Tosto, The black-figure pottery signed Nikosthenesepoiesen (Amsterdam 1999)

D. von Bothmer, The Amasis Painter and his world : vase-painting in sixth-century B.C. Athens: vase-painting in sixth-century BC Athens (Malibu 1985)

See also Thames and Hudson World of Art series (above).

iii) The symposium context

H.M. Franks, The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium (Oxford 2018)

M.F. Kilmer, ‘In search of the wild kalos-name’, Echos du monde classique = Classical views. 12 (1993) 173-99

F. Lissarrague, ‘Publicity and performance: kalos inscriptions in Attic vase-painting’, in S. Goldhill and R. Osborne (eds) Performance culture and Athenian democracy (Cambridge 1999), 359-73
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

M.C. Miller, ‘Foreigners at the symposium’, in W.J. Slater (ed.) Dining in a classical context (Ann Arbor 1991), 59-81

*O. Murray (ed.), Sympotica : a symposium on the Symposion (Oxford 1990)

A.C. Smith, ‘From Drunkenness to a Hangover: maenads as personifications’, in E.J. Stafford, J. Herrin (eds 2005) Personification in the Greek world: from antiquity to Byzantium, Aldershot, 211-30

K. Topper, The imagery of the Athenian symposium ISBN: 9781107011021 £60.00 (hardback); 1107011027 £60.00 (hardback) (Cambridge 2013)

 

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4. MONUMENTAL PAINTING AND MOSAICS

J.P. Barron, ‘New light on old walls: the murals of the Theseion’, The journal of Hellenic studies. 92 (1972) 20-45

V.J. Bruno, Form and colour in Greek painting (London 1977)

A. Cohen, The Alexander mosaic : stories of victory and defeat (Cambridge 1996)

P. Devambez, Greek painting (London 1962)

K.M.D. Dunbabin, Mosaics of the Greek and Roman world (Cambridge 1999)

E.D. Francis and M. Vickers, ‘The Oenoe painting in the Stoa Poikile, and Herodotus’ account of Marathon’, The Annual of the British School at Athens. 80 (1985) 99-113

R.B. Kebric, The paintings in the Cnidian Lesche at Delphi and their historical context (Leiden 1983)

J.J. Pollitt, The Cambridge history of painting in the classical world ISBN: 9780521865913 (hbk.) : No price (Cambridge 2015)

P. Moreno, Apelles : the Alexander mosaic (Milan 2001)

M. Robertson, Greek painting. (Geneva 1959)

S. Woodford, ‘More light on old walls: the Theseus of the Centauromachy in the Theseion’ The journal of Hellenic studies. 94 (1974) 158-65

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5. SCULPTURE

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i) General

S. Adam, The technique of Greek sculpture in the archaic and classical periods (London 1966)

R. Barber, ‘The Greeks and their sculpture: interrelations of function, style, and display’, in E.M. Craik (ed.) 'Owls to Athens' : essays on classical subjects presented to Sir Kenneth Dover (Oxford 1990), 245-59
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

R. Carpenter, Greek Sculpture: a critical review (Chicago 1960/71)

A. Donohue, Greek sculpture and the problem of description (Cambridge 2005)

C.H. Hallett, ‘The origins of the classical style in sculpture’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 106 (1986) 71-84

A.W. Lawrence, Greek and Roman sculpture (2nd ed. 1972)

R. Lullies and M. Hirmer, Greek sculpture (London 1960)

G. Muskett, Greek Sculpture (London 2012)

O. Palagia (ed.), Greek sculpture : function, materials, and techniques in the archaic and classical periods (Cambridge 2006)

G.M.A. Richter, The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks (4th ed. New Haven 1970)

B.S. Ridgway, The severe style in Greek sculpture (Princeton 1970)

B.S. Ridgway, ‘The setting of Greek sculpture’, Hesperia. 40 (1971) 336-56

B.S. Ridgway, The Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture (Princeton 1977)

J. and E. Romer, The Seven Wonders of the World : a history of the modern imagination (London 2005) — see chapters on the Olympian Zeus (1-24) and the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos (77-106).
Olympian Zeus chapter available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

N. Spivey, Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings (London 1995)

N. Spivey, Greek sculpture (Cambridge 2002)

A. Stewart, Greek sculpture : an exploration (New Haven 1990)

See also Thames and Hudson World of Art series (above p.1).

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ii) Free-standing sculpture

A. Anguissola, Supports in Roman marble sculpture : workshop practice and modes of viewing ISBN: 9781108418430 hardcover; 1108418430 hardcover (Cambridge 2018) – see on Roman copies!

V. Azoulay, The tyrant-slayers of Ancient Athens : a tale of two statues ISBN: 9780190663568 (hbk.) : £22.99 (Oxford 2017)

M. Bell III, ‘The Motya Charioteer and Pindar’s Isthmian 2’, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. 40 (1995) 1-42

 J.M. Hurwit, ‘The Kritios Boy: discovery, reconstruction and date’, The American journal of archaeology. 93 (1989) 41-80

*K. Keesling, The votive statues of the Athenian Acropolis (Cambridge 2003)

K.D.S. Lapatin, Chryselephantine statuary in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Oxford 2001)

C.C. Mattusch, Greek bronze statuary : from the beginnings through the fifth century B.C. (Ithaca 1988)

C.C. Mattusch, Classical bronzes : the art and craft of Greek and Roman statuary (Ithaca 1996)

C.C. Mattusch, The victorious youth (Los Angeles 1997)

C.C. Mattusch, (ed.) The fire of Hephaistos : large classical bronzes from North American collections (Cambridge, Mass. 1996)

C.C. Mattusch, A. Bauer, and S.E. Knudsen, From the Parts to the Whole Vols. I and II ( Journal of Roman archaeology. Supplementary series ; no.29 and Journal of Roman archaeology. Supplementary series ; no.39 ) (Portsmouth, R.I. 2000 and 2002)

G. Métraux, Sculptors and physicians in fifth-century Greece : a preliminary study (Montreal 1995)

W. Moon, Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and tradition (Madison, Wis. 1995)

P. Moreno, Les Bronzes de Riace (Paris 1999) — in French, but great pictures! O. Palagia and J.J. Pollitt (eds), Personal styles in Greek sculpture (Yale Classical Studies vol. 3) (Cambridge 1996)

G.M.A. Richter, ‘The Pheidian Zeus at Olympia’, Hesperia. 35 (1966) 166-70

G.M.A. Richter, Korai: archaic Greek maidens : a study of the development of the Kore type in Greek sculpture (Oxford 1968)

G.M.A. Richter, Kouroi, archaic Greek youths : a study of the development of the kouros type in Greek sculpture (London 1970)

*B.S. Ridgway, Roman copies of Greek sculpture : the problem of the originals (Ann Arbor 1984)

R.R.R. Smith, ‘Pindar, atheletes, and the early Greek statue habit’, in S. Hornblower and C. Morgan (eds) Pindar's poetry, patrons, and festivals : from archaic Greece to the Roman Empire (Oxford 2007), 83-139
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

B.A. Sparkes, ‘Greek bronzes’, Greece and Rome. 34 (1987) 152-68

*D. Steiner, Images in mind : statues in archaic and classical Greek literature and thought (Princeton, NJ 2001)

A.F. Stewart, ‘The canon of Polykleitos: a question of evidence’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 98 (1978) 122-31

M. Stieber, The poetics of appearance in the Attic korai (Austin 2004)

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iii) Architectural sculpture

B. Ashmole, Architect and sculptor in classical Greece (New York 1972)

B. Cook, Relief sculpture of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Oxford 2005)

M. Emerson, Greek sanctuaries : an introduction (London 2007)

I.D. Jenkins, Greek architecture and its sculpture (London 2006)

C. Marconi, Temple decoration and cultural identity in the archaic Greek world : the metopes of Selinus (Cambridge 2007)

R. Osborne, ‘Archaic and classical Greek temple sculpture and the viewer’, in K. Rutter and B.A. Sparkes (eds) Word and image in ancient Greece (Edinburgh 2000), 228-46
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

B.S. Ridgway, Prayers in stone : Greek architectural sculpture ca. 600-100 B.C.E. ISBN: 0520215567 (Oakland CA 1999)

P.Schultz and R. van den Hoff (eds) Structure, image, ornament : architectural sculpture in the Greek world : proceedings of an international conference held at the American School of Classical Studies, 27-28 November 2004 (Oxford 2009) -- Oxbow

M. Scott, Delphi and Olympia : the spatial politics of panhellenism in the archaic and classical periods (Cambridge 2010)

A. Spawforth, The complete Greek temples (London 2006)

B.D. Wescoat, The Temple of Athena at Assos ISBN: 9780198143826 £100.00 (hbk.); 0198143826 £100.00 (hbk.) (Oxford 2012)

a) Siphnian Treasury

M.B. Moore, ‘The gigantomachy of the Siphnian Treasury: reconstruction of the three lacunae’, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique. Suppléments. 4 (1977), 305-55– ‘The west frieze of the Siphnian Treasury’, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique.. 109 (1985), 131-56

R.T. Neer, ‘Framing the gift: the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi and the politics of public art’, in C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (eds) The cultures within ancient Greek culture : contact, conflict, collaboration (Cambridge 2003), 129-49

Parke, H.W. and Boardman, J. (1957) ‘The struggle for the tripod and the First Sacred War’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 77: 276-82

**L.V. Watrous, ‘The sculptural program of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi’, The American journal of archaeology. 86 (1982) 159-72

b) Olympia

B. Ashmole, Olympia: the sculptures of the temple of Zeus (Oxford 1967)

L. Drees, Olympia: gods, artists and athletes (London 1967)

c) The Parthenon

D. Buitron-Oliver (ed.) The interpretation of architectural sculpture in Greece and Rome (Hanover/London 1997) – see esp. articles by Palagia on the east pediment and Pollitt on the frieze.

J. Boardman and D. Finn, The Parthenon and its sculptures (London 1985)

F. Brommer, The sculptures of the Parthenon : metopes, frieze, pediments, cult-statue (London 1979)

*J.M. Camp, The archaeology of Athens (New Haven 2001)

A. Choremi-Spetsieri and S. Mavrommatis, Ta glypta tou Parthenona : Akropolē, Vretaniko Mouseio, Louvro / Alkēstis Chōremē-Spetsierē ; phōtographies, Sokratēs Maurommatēs = The sculptures of the Parthenon : Acropolis, British Museum, Louvre ISBN: 9789608326132; 9608326133 (hc.) (Athens 2004) – NB the text is bilingual (English and modern Greek)    

J.B. Connelly, ‘Parthenon and Parthenoi: a mythological interpretation of the Parthenon frieze’ The American journal of archaeology. 100 (1996) 53-80

M.B. Cosmopoulos (ed.) The Parthenon and its sculptures (Cambridge 2004/2009)

*J.M. Hurwit, The Athenian Acropolis : history, mythology, and archaeology from the Neolithic era to the present (Cambridge 1999)

I.D. Jenkins, ‘The composition of the so-called Eponymous Heroes on the East frieze of the Parthenon’, The American journal of archaeology. 89 (1985), 121-7

*I.D. Jenkins, The Parthenon frieze (London 1994)

I.D. Jenkins, The Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum (London 2007)

*M.R. Lagerlöf, The sculptures of the Parthenon : aesthetics and interpretation (New Haven 2000)

I.S. Mark, ‘The gods on the east frieze of the Parthenon’, Hesperia. 53 (1984) 289-342

R. Neer, ‘Three Types of Invisibility: The Akropolis of Athens’, in R. Neer (ed.), Conditions of Visibility (Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology Series) (Oxford 2019)

J. Neils, The Parthenon frieze (Cambridge 2001)

J. Neils (ed.), The Parthenon : from antiquity to the present (Cambridge 2005)

R.G. Osborne, ‘The viewing and obscuring of the Parthenon frieze’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 107 (1987) 98-105

O. Palagia, The pediments of the Parthenon (2nd ed. Leiden/Boston 1998)

E. Payne, Casting the Parthenon Sculptures from the Eighteenth Century to the Digital Age (Oxford 2021)

*R.F. Rhodes, Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis (Cambridge 1995)

M. Robertson, The Parthenon frieze (London 1975)

M.C. Root, ‘The Parthenon frieze and the Apadana reliefs at Persepolis: reassessing a programmatic relationship’, The American journal of archaeology. 89 (1985), 103-20

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6. ARTISTS/CRAFTSMEN

B. Ashmole, Architect and sculptor in classical Greece (London 1972)

J.D. Beazley, Potter and painter in ancient Athens (London 1946)

C. Blümel, Greek sculptors at work (2nd ed. London 1969)

A. Burford, Craftsmen in Greek and Roman society (London 1972)

T.H. Carpenter, The Italic People of Ancient Apulia: new evidence from pottery for workshops, markets, and customs (Cambridge 2014)

M.B. Cosmopoulos (ed.) The Parthenon and its sculptures (Cambridge 2004) – see articles by Symeonoglou (5-42), Younger (63-85), and Pike (196-206) on the sculptors involved.

G. Hedreen, The image of the artist in Archaic and Classical Greece : art, poetry, and subjectivity ISBN: 9781107543393; 1107118255 (hbk.); 9781107118256 (hbk.) : £74.99 (Cambridge 2015)

J. Hopper, Trade and industry in classical Greece (London 1979)

J. Hurwit, Artists and signatures in ancient Greece ISBN: 9781107513549 (pbk.) : No price (Cambridge 2017)

E.C. Keuls, ‘New light on the social position of vase painters in late archaic Athens’, in M.-M. Mactoux and E. Geny (eds) Mélanges Pierre Lévêque (Paris 1989)

C.L. Lawton, Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora (Athens 2006)

R. Ling, (ed.) Making classical art : process & practice (Stroud 2000)

C.C. Mattusch, Bronzeworkers in the Athenian Agora. (Athens 1982)

J.H. Oakley, W.D.E. Coulson and O. Palagia, Athenian potters and painters : the conference proceedings (Oxbow 1997)

R. Osborne, ‘Workshops and the iconography and distribution of Athenian re figure pottery: a case study’, in S. Keay and S. Moser (eds), Greek art in view : essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Oxford 2004), 78-94
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

*T. Rasmussen, and N. Spivey, Looking at Greek vases (Cambridge 1991) – see Spivey, N. ‘Greek vases in Etruria’ (131-50) and Johnston, A. ‘Greek vases in the marketplace’ (203-32)
Spivey extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

T. Schreiber, Athenian vase construction : a potter's analysis (Malibu 1999)

K. Seaman and P. Schultz, Artists and artistic production in ancient Greece ISBN: 9781107074460 (hardback) (Cambridge 2017)

*B.A. Sparkes (ed.), Greek civilization : an introduction (Oxford 1998) – see Burford, A. ‘Trades and crafts’ (186-200), and Sparkes, A.B. ‘Crafts in the private sphere’ (216-31)
Burford extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

G.R. Tsetskhladze, A.J.N.W. Prag and A.M. Snodgrass (eds), Periplous : papers on classical art and archaeology presented to Sir John Boardman (London 2000) – see Bouzek, J. ‘Greeks overland’ (33-40), Curry, M. ‘The export of Attic black-figure pottery in the early sixth century’ (80-88), and Salmon, J. ‘Pots and profits’ (245-52)

M.S. Venit, ‘The Caputi hydria and working women in classical Athens’, The Classical World. 81 (1988) 265-72

M. Vickers and D.W.J. Gill, Artful crafts : ancient Greek silverware and pottery (Oxford 1994)

T.B.L. Webster, Potter and patron in classical Athens (London 1972)

 D. Williams, ‘Potter, painter and purchaser’, in Verbanck-Piérard, A. and Viviers, D. (eds), Culture et cité : l'avènement d'Athènes à l'époque archaïque : actes du colloque international organisé à l'Université libre de Bruxelles du 25 au 27 avril 1991 par l'Institut des Hautes Etudes de Belgique et la Fondation Archéologique de l'U.L.B. (Brussels 1995), 139-60

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7. MYTH AND ICONOGRAPHY

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i) Introductions to Greek myth

*T.H. Carpenter, Art and myth in ancient Greece : a handbook (London 1991)

*K. Dowden,  The uses of Greek mythology (Abingdon, Oxon. 1992)

*F. Graf,  Greek mythology: an introduction (Baltimore 1993)

R. Hard, The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology (rev. 8th ed. Abingdon, Oxon. 2019)

*J. March, Dictionary of Classical Mythology (rev. 2nd ed. Oxford 2014)

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G. Ahlberg-Cornell, Fighting on land and sea in Greek geometric art. (Stockholm 1971)

G. Ahlberg-Cornell, Myth and epos in early Greek art : representation and interpretation (Jonsered 1992)

*J.M. Barringer, Art, myth, and ritual in classical Greece (Cambridge 2008)

J.M. Barringer and J.M. Hurwit (eds) Periklean Athens and its legacy : problems and perspectives, Austin

*T.H. Carpenter, ‘Greek religion and art’, in Ogden, D. (ed.) A companion to Greek religion (Oxford 2007), 398-420

J. Carter, ‘The beginning of narrative art in the Greek Geometric period’, The Annual of the British School at Athens. 67 (1972) 25-58

E.D. Francis, Image and idea in fifth-century Greece : art and literature after the Persian Wars (London 1990)

*T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources (Baltimore 1993)

S. Goldhill and R. Osborne (eds), Art and text in Ancient Greek culture (Cambridge 1994)

G.M.A. Hanfmann ‘Narration in Greek art’, The American journal of archaeology. 61 (1957) 71-8

J.M. Hurwit, ‘The words in the image: orality, literacy, and early Greek art’, Word & image: a journal of verbal 6 (1990) 180-97

K. Junker, Interpreting the images of Greek myths : an introduction (Cambridge 2012)

R. Kannicht, ‘Poetry and art: Homer and the monuments afresh’, Classical Antiquity. 1 (1982) 70-92

D.C. Kurtz and B. Sparkes, The eye of Greece : studies in the art of Athens (Cambridge 1982)

F. Lissarrague, Greek vases : the Athenians and their images (New York 2001)

K. Lorenz, Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history  (Cambridge 2016)

S. Lowenstam, ‘Talking vases: the relationship between the Homeric poems and archaic representations of epic myth’, Transactions of the American Philological Association. 127 (1997) 21-76

W.G. Moon (ed.), Ancient Greek art and iconography (Madison, Wis. 1983) — see especially articles by Boardman (15-36), Stewart (53-74), Fowler (159-70), and Frel (147-58)
Boardman article available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

J. Neils, ‘Myth and Greek art: creating a visual language’, in R.D. Woodard (ed) The Cambridge companion to Greek mythology [electronic resource] (Cambridge 2007), 286-304

K. Schefold, Myth and legend in early Greek art (London 1966)

K. Schefold, Gods and heroes in late archaic Greek art (Cambridge 1992)

H.A. Shapiro, Art and cult under the Tyrants in Athens (1989)

H.A. Shapiro, ‘Old and new heroes: narrative, composition, and subject in Attic black-figure’, Classical Antiquity. 9 (1990) 114-48

*H.A. Shapiro, Myth into art: poet and painter in classical Greece (London 1994)

A. Snodgrass, Narration and allusion in archaic Greek art: a lecture delivered at New College Oxford, on 29th May, 1981 (London 1982)

A. Snodgrass, ‘The first figure scenes in Greek art’, in An archaeology of Greece: the present state and future scope of a discipline (Berkeley, Cal. 1987), 132-69
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.  

A. Snodgrass, The ‘Homer Effect’ in the Interpretation of Early Greek Art (Cambridge 1997) https://www.jstor.org/stable/284386?seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents

*A. Snodgrass, Homer and the artists : text and picture in early Greek art (Cambridge 1998)

*C. Sourvinou-Inwood, 'Reading' Greek culture : texts and images, rituals and myths (Oxford 1991)

M. Stansbury-O’Donnell, Pictorial narrative in ancient Greek art (Cambridge 1999)

C.G. Thomas, ‘Greek Geometric narrative art and orality’, Art history. 12.3 (1989) 257-67
Article available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

D. Walsh, Distorted ideals in Greek vase-painting : the world of mythological Burlesque (Cambridge 2009)

S. Woodford, Images of myths in classical antiquity (Cambridge 2003)

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iii) Individual gods, heroes and other mythological figures

For serious research on individual figures, there is the multi-volume Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (reference-only in the Brotherton Library, kept under ‘General Classics Quartos’ in the rolling stacks), an A-Z of mythical figures in Greek and Roman art. This is not for the faint-hearted!  See also the website Digital LIMC.

M. Aguirre and R. Buxton, Cyclops: The Myth and its Cultural History (Oxford 2020)

K.W. Arafat, Classical Zeus : a study in art and literature (Oxford 1990)

J.M. Barringer, Divine escorts : Nereids in archaic and classical Greek art (Ann Arbor 1995)

J. Boardman, ‘Herakles, Peisistratos and Eleusis’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 95 (1975) 1-12

J. Boardman, ‘Herakles, Peisistratos, and the unconvinced’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 109 (1989) 158-9

F. Brommer, Heracles : the twelve labors of the hero in ancient art and literature (New York 1986)

T.H. Carpenter, Dionysian imagery in archaic Greek art : its development in black-figure vase painting (Oxford 1986)

R.M. Cook, ‘Pots and Peisistratan propaganda’, The journal of Hellenic studies. 107 (1987) 167-9

G.M. Hedreen, Silens in Attic black-figure vase-painting : myth and performance (Ann Arbor 1992)

G.M. Hedreen, ‘“I let go my force just touching her hair”: male sexuality in Athenian vase-painting of Silens and iambic poetry’, Classical Antiquity. 25 (2006) 277-325

J. Larson, Greek nymphs : myth, cult, lore (New York 2001)

S. Mills, Theseus, tragedy, and the Athenian Empire (Oxford 1997)

S.P. Morris, ‘“This other Herakles”: the invention of Theseus’, in Daidalos and the origins of Greek art (Princeton, NJ 1992), 336-361
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

J.M. Padgett (ed.), The centaur's smile : the human animal in early Greek art (Princeton, NJ 2003)

H.A. Shapiro, Personifications in Greek art : the representation of abstract concepts, 600-400 B.C. (Zurich 1993)

A.C. Smith and S. Pickup (eds), Brill's companion to Aphrodite ISBN: 9789004180031 (hardback : alk. paper); 9004180036 (hardback : alk. paper) (Leiden 2010)

C. Sourvinou-Inwood, ‘Theseus lifting the rock and a cup near the Pithos Painter’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 91 (1971) 94-109

C. Sourvinou-Inwood, Theseus as son and stepson : a tentative illustration of Greek mythological mentality (BICS Supplement 40), London 1979

C. Sourvinou-Inwood, ‘Myths in images: Theseus and Medea as a case study’, in L. Edmunds (ed.) Approaches to Greek myth (Baltimore and London 1990), 393-445
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

A.R. Stelow, Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans (Oxford 2020)

M.W. Taylor, ‘The Tyrannicides and the Labors of Theseus in Vase Painting’, in The tyrant slayers : the heroic image in fifth century B.C. Athenian art and politics (Salem, NH 1991), 36-70

W.B. Tyrrell, Amazons : a study in Athenian mythmaking (Baltimore 1984)

H.J. Walker, Theseus and Athens (New York 1995)

R. Vollkommer, Herakles in the art of classical Greece (= Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 25) (Oxford 1988)

For serious research on individual figures, there is the multi-volume Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae (LIMC). ISBN: 3760887511 (reference-only in the Brotherton Library, kept under ‘General Classics Quartos’ in the rolling stacks), an A-Z of mythical figures in Greek and Roman art.  This is not for the faint-hearted!  See also the website Digital LIMC.

See also the Routledge series Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, each volume of which covers a single god or hero, tracing their appearances in ancient literature, art and cult, and discussing their influence on post-classical culture.  Some have more emphasis on visual material than others: 

Gods: K. Dowden, Zeus (London 2005), R. Seaford, Dionysos. (London 2006), S. Deacy, Athena (London 2008), F. Graf, Apollo. (London 2008), M. Cyrino, Aphrodite ISBN: 9780415775236 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9780415775229 (hbk.) : £65.00; 0415775221 (hbk.) : £65.00; 041577523X (pbk.) : £16.99 (London 2010), E.J. Stafford, Herakles ISBN: 9780415300674 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0415300673 (hbk.) : £60.00; 9780415300681 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415300681 (pbk.) : £16.99 (London 2012), S.L. Budin, Artemis ISBN: 9780415725415 (hardback ; alk. paper); 0415725410 (hardback ; alk. paper); 9781315697116 (ebook) (London 2015), A. Allan, Hermes ISBN: 9781138805705 (hardback : alk. paper) (London 2020)

Heroes: C. Dougherty, Prometheus ISBN: 0415324068 (pbk. : alk. paper); 041532405x (hardback : alk. paper) (London 2005), L. Edmunds, Oedipus ISBN: 0415329353 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415329347 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415329345 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780415329354 (pbk. : alk. paper) (London 2006), E. Griffiths, Medea ISBN: 0415300703 (pbk. : alk. paper); 041530069X (hardback : alk. paper) (London 2005), D. Ogden, Perseus ISBN: 0415427258 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780415427241 (hbk.) : £55.00; 041542724X (hbk.) : £55.00; 9780415427258 (pbk.) : £15.99 (London 2008), M.G. González, Achilles ISBN: 9781138677012 (hardback); 9781315559834 (e-book); 9781317196433 (e-book: Mobi); 9781317196457 (e-book: PDF) (London 2019)

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iv) The Trojan War and its aftermath

M.J. Anderson, The fall of Troy in early Greek poetry and art (Oxford 1997)

F.B. Bernal, ‘When painters execute a murderess: the representation of Clytamnestra on Attic vases’, in A.O. Koloski-Ostrow, and C.L. Lyons, (eds) Naked truths : women, sexuality, and gender in classical art and archaeology (London and New York 1997), 93-107

S. Ebinghaus, ‘Protector of the city, or the art of storage in early Greece’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 125 (2005) 51-72 [on the Mykonos ‘Wooden Horse’ pithos]

G.M. Hedreen, ‘Image, text, and story in the recovery of Helen’, Classical Antiquity. 15.1 (1996) 152-184

G.M. Hedreen, Capturing Troy : the narrative functions of landscape in archaic and early classical Greek art (Ann Arbor 2001)

K.F. Johansen, The Iliad in early Greek art. (Copenhagen 1967)

A.J.N.W. Prag, The Oresteia : iconographic and narrative tradition. (Warminster 1985)

M. Robertson, ‘Sarpedon brought home’, in J.H. Betts, J.T. Hooker and J.R. Green (eds), Studies in honour of T.B.L. Webster, Vol. 2 (Bristol 1988), 109-120
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

L.E. Roller, ‘Funeral Games in Greek art’, The American journal of archaeology. 85 (1981) 107-19

D. von Bothmer, ‘The death of Sarpedon’, in S.L. Hyatt (ed.), The Greek vase : papers based on lectures presented to a symposium held at Hudson Valley Community College at Troy, New York in April of 1979 (New York 1981), 63-80
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

S. Woodford, The Trojan War in Ancient Art (London 1993)

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v) Images of the theatre and other performance media

S. Bundrick, Music and image in classical Athens (Cambridge 2005)

R. Green, Images of the Greek theatre (London 1995)

J. March, ‘Vases and tragic drama: Euripides’ Medea and Sophocles’ lost Tereus’, in K. Rutter and B.A. Sparkes (eds) Word and image in ancient Greece (Edinburgh 2000), 119-139

D.T. Steiner, Choral Constructions in Greek Culture: the Idea of the Chorus in the Poetry, Art and Social Practices of the Archaic and Early Classical Period (Cambridge 2020)

O. Taplin, Comic angels, and other approaches to Greek drama through vase-paintings (Oxford 1993)

O. Taplin, Pots & plays : interactions between tragedy and Greek vase-painting of the fourth century B.C. (Malibu 2007)

 *A.D. Trendall and T.B.L. Webster, Illustrations of Greek drama (London 1971)

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8. MEN, WOMEN AND SEX

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i) Representations of men (mostly)

S. Dillon, Ancient Greek portrait sculpture : contexts, subjects, and styles (Cambridge 2006)

C.M. Keesling, Early Greek portraiture : monuments and histories ISBN: 9781107162235 (hbk.) : £64.99 (Cambridge 2017)

G.M.A. Richter, The portraits of the Greeks, 3 vols. (London 1965)

P. Schultz and R. von den Hoff (eds) Early Hellenistic portraiture : image, style, context (Cambridge 2007)

*B.S. Sparkes, ‘So few people look like themselves’, in S. Keay and S. Moser (eds), Greek art in view : essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Oxford 2004), 1-23

S. Walker, Greek and Roman portraits (London 1995)

P. Zanker, The mask of Socrates : the image of the intellectual in antiquity (Berkeley, Cal. 1996)

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ii) Representations of women (mostly)

S. Blundell, Women in ancient Greece (Cambridge, Mass. 1995)

S.D. Bundrick, Music and image in classical Athens (Cambridge 2005)

B. Chen, Not the classical ideal : Athens and the construction of the other in Greek art (Leiden 2000)

S. Dillon, The female portrait statue in the Greek world (Cambridge 2010)

E. Fantham et al., Women in the classical world : image and text (Oxford 1995)

G. Ferrari, Figures of speech : men and maidens in ancient Greece (Chicago 2002)

*S. Lewis, The Athenian woman: an iconographic handbook (London and New York 2002)

J. Neils and J.H. Oakley, Coming of age in ancient Greece : images of childhood from the classical past … (New Haven 2003)

*J.H. Oakley and R.H. Sinos, The wedding in ancient Athens (Madison, Wis. 1993)

E.D. Reeder (ed.), Pandora: women in classical Greece (Princeton, NJ 1996)

J. Reilly, ‘Mistress and Maid on Athenian Lekythoi’ Hesperia. 58 (1989) 411-444

B.S. Ridgway, ‘Ancient Greek women and art: the material evidence’, The American journal of archaeology. 91 (1987) 399-409

M. Warner, Monuments and maidens: the allegory of the female form (London 1985)

*D. Williams, ‘Women on Athenian vases: problems of interpretation’, in A. Cameron and A. Kuhrt, Images of Women in Antiquity (2nd ed. London 1993), 92-106
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

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iii) Dress and nudity

L. Cleland, L. Llewellyn Jones and M. Harlow (eds) The clothed body in the ancient world (Oxford 2005) – see ** E.J. Stafford ‘Viewing and obscuring the female breast: glimpses of the ancient bra’ (96-110)!

C.M. Havelock, The Aphrodite of Knidos and her successors : a historical review of the female nude in Greek art (Ann Arbor 1995)

M.M. Lee, Body, dress, and identity in Ancient Greece ISBN: 9781107055360 (hbk.) : £65.00; 9781316191248 (ebook) : No price (Cambridge 2015)

L. Lewellyn-Jones, Aphrodite's tortoise: the veiled woman of ancient Greece (Swansea 2003)

☺R. Osborne, ‘Men without clothes: heroic nakedness in Greek art’, in M. Wyke (ed.) Gender and the Body in the Ancient Mediterranean (Oxford 1998), 504-28

S. Pickup and S. Waite (eds), Shoes, Slippers, and Sandals: feet and footwear in  classical antiquity (London and NY 2018)

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iv) Sex(uality) 

R. Barrow, Gender, identity and the body in Greek and Roman sculpture ISBN: 9781107039544 (hardback : alk. paper) (Cambridge 2018)

*E. Cantarella and A. Lear, Images of ancient Greek pederasty : boys were their gods (London and New York 2007)

N.B. Crowther, ‘Male “beauty” contests in Greece: the Euandria and Euexia’, Acta classica. 54 (1985) 285-91

D. Dutsch, Ancient obscenities : their nature and use in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds ISBN: 9780472119646 (hardcover : alk. paper) (Michigan 2015)

D.H. Garrison, Sexual culture in ancient Greece (Norman, Oak. 2000) – see ‘Sexual beauty: the nude in Greek art’ (176-214)

C. Johns, Sex or symbol? : erotic images of Greece and Rome ISBN: 0714117137 ISBN: 0714117137  (London 1982)

N.B. Kampen (ed.), Sexuality in ancient art : Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Italy (Cambridge 1996) – see chs 4-9 for Greek art

E. Keuls, The reign of the phallus : sexual politics in ancient Athens (New York 1985)

*M.F. Kilmer, Greek erotica : on Attic red-figure vases (London 1993)

M.F. Kilmer, ‘Sexual violence: archaic Athens and the recent past’, in E.M. Craik (ed.), 'Owls to Athens' : essays on classical subjects presented to Sir Kenneth Dover (Oxford 1990), 261-77

A. Lear and E. Cantarella, Images of ancient Greek pederasty : boys were their gods (London 2008)

*A.O. Koloski-Ostrow and C.L. Lyons, (eds) Naked truths : women, sexuality, and gender in classical art and archaeology (London 1997)

R. Osborne, ‘Sculpted men of Athens: masculinity and power in the field of vision’, in L. Foxhall and J. Salmon (eds) Thinking men : masculinity and its self-representation in the classical tradition (London 1998)

N.S. Rabinowitz, ‘Excavating women’s homoeroticism in ancient Greece’, in N.S. Rabinowitz and L. Auanger (eds) Among Women: from the homosocial to the homoerotic in the ancient world (Austin, Texas 2002) 106-66

*A. Richlin, (ed.) Pornography and representation in Greece and Rome (Oxford 1992) – see especially **R.F. Sutton, ‘Pornography and persuasion on Attic pottery’ (3-35) and H.A. Shapiro, ‘Eros in love: pederasty and pornography in Greece’ (53-72)
Sutton extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

H.A. Shapiro, ‘Courtship Scenes in Attic Vase-Painting’ American Journal of Archaeology (1981) 85

H.A. Shapiro, ‘Leagros and Euphronios: painting pederasty in Athens’, in T.K. Hubbard (ed.) Greek love reconsidered (New York 2000), 12-32

*A. Stewart, Art, desire and the body in ancient Greece (Cambridge 1997)

C. Vout, Sex on show : seeing the erotic in Greece and Rome ISBN: 9780714122786 (hbk.) : No price (Oakland CA)

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9. THE ART OF DEATH

C.W. Clairmont, Classical Attic tombstones, 8 vols. (Kilchberg 1993)

**G. Davies, ‘The significance of the handshake motif in Classical funerary art’, The American journal of archaeology. 89 (1985) 627-40

J.W. Day, ‘Rituals in stone: early Greek grave epigrams and monuments’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 109 (1989) 1-28

D.C. Kurtz and J. Boardman, Greek burial customs (London 1971)

D.C. Kurtz, Athenian white lekythoi : patterns and painters (Oxford 1975)

I. Morris, Death-ritual and social structure in classical antiquity (Cambridge 1992)

J. Oakley, Picturing death in classical Athens : the evidence of the white lekythoi (Cambridge 2003)

G.M.A. Richter, The Archaic Gravestones of Attica (Bristol 1988)

**H.A. Shapiro, ‘The Iconography of Mourning in Athenian Art’, The American journal of archaeology. 95 (1991) 629-656

C. Sourvinou-Inwood, 'Reading' Greek Death to the End of the Classical Period (Oxford 1995)

K.E. Stears, ‘Dead Women’s Society: constructing female gender in Classical Athenian funerary sculpture’ in N. Spencer (ed.) Time, tradition, and society in Greek archaeology : bridging the 'great divide' (London 1995), 109-31
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

K.E. Stears, ‘Losing the picture: change and continuity in Athenian grave monuments in the fourth and third centuries BC’, in K. Rutter and B.A. Sparkes (eds) Word and image in ancient Greece (Edinburgh 2000), 206-27

E. Vermeule, Aspects of death in early Greek art and poetry (Berkeley, Cal. 1979)

J.G. Younger, ‘Women in relief: “double consciousness” in Attic tombstones’, in N.S. Rabinowitz and L. Auanger (eds) Among Women: from the homosocial to the homoerotic in the ancient world (Austin, Texas 2002) 167-210

This list was last updated on 04/08/2021