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Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis
The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy

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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831635

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  • This volume examines the "little barbarians," ten highly expressive Roman marble figures found in Rome in 1514, now recognized as copies of the Small (or Lesser) Attalid Dedication on the Athenian Akropolis. Manolis Korres' recent discovery of the monument's pedestals led Andrew Stewart to a complete reconsideration of the statues' form, date, and significance. Illustrated with new photographs of all ten barbarians, and 26 new drawings by Manolis Korres, Stewart's book systematically traces the Barbarians' impact upon the intellectual history of art and archaeology.

    • Discoveries about the Athenian Akropolis
    • Contributions to Greek, Roman, and Renaissance art history, and the intellectual history and methodology of the discipline
    • Complete photographic documentation of the 'Little Barbarians', their comparanda, and the Roman and Renaissance artworks that draw on them
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    '… the author's stated aim, 'to explain something of what Roman art was intended to do, how it functioned, and how ... it was perceived', has been brilliantly achieved.' Arctos

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831635
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 216 x 22 mm
    • weight: 1.51kg
    • contains: 306 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Rediscovery: scholars, sleuths, and stones
    2. Appropriation: gladiators for Christ
    3. Reproduction: Vei Victis!
    4. Genesis: Barbarians at the gates
    Conclusion: 'The truth in sculpture'
    Documentary Essay: the pedestals and the Akropolis South Wall Manolis Korres.

  • Author

    Andrew Stewart, University of California, Berkeley
    Andrew Stewart is Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at University of California, Berkeley. A recipient of fellowships from the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and Guggenheim Foundation, he is the author of numerous works on aspects of Greek art, including Greek Sculpture: An Exploration; Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics; and Art, Desire, and the Body in Ancient Greece.

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