Myth Into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece

1st Edition

H. A. Shapiro

Routledge
Published April 21, 1994
Reference - 220 Pages
ISBN 9780415067935 - CAT# RU9892

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Summary

Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.

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