The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

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Horses were revered in ancient Greece as symbols of wealth, power, and status. On stunning black- and red-figure vases, in sculpture, and in other media, Greek artists depicted the daily care of horses, chariot and horseback races, scenes of combat, and mythological horse-hybrids such as satyrs and the winged Pegasus. This richly illustrated and handsomely designed volume includes over 80 objects showing scenes of ancient equestrian life. Essays by notable scholars of ancient Greek art and archaeology explore the indelible presence and significance horses occupied in numerous facets of ancient Greek culture, including myth, war, sport, and competition, shedding new light on horsemanship from the 8th through the 4th century BCE.
Publisher: Middleburg, Virginia : National Sporting Library & Museum, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780300230574
0300230575
9780996890533
099689053X
Call Number: 704.9432 H789
Characteristics: v, 145 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

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