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Aniconism in Greek antiquity, Milette Gaifman

Label
Aniconism in Greek antiquity
Title
Aniconism in Greek antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Milette Gaifman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this volume, Milette Gaifman explores a phenomenon known as aniconism - the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and poles, to designate the presence of the divine. Shifting our attention from the well-known territories of Greek anthropomorphism and naturalism, it casts new light on the realm of non-figural objects in Greek religious art
  • Drawing upon a variety of material and textual evidence dating from the rise of the Greek polis in the eighth century BC to the rise of Christianity in the first centuries AD, this book shows that aniconism was more significant than has often been assumed. Coexisting with the fully figural forms for representing the divine throughout Greek antiquity, aniconic monuments marked an undefined yet fixedly located divine presence. Cults centered on rocks were encountered at crossroads and on the edges of the Greek city. Despite aniconism's liminality, non-figural markers of divine presence became a subject of interest in their own right during a time when mimesis occupied the center of Greek visual culture. The ancient Greeks saw the worship of stones and poles without images as characteristic of the beginning of their own civilization. Similarly, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, the existence of aniconism was seen as physical evidence for the continuity of ancient Greek traditions from time immemorial -- Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Gaifman, Milette
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL785
LC item number
.G295 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Idols and images
  • Idols and images
  • Religion
  • Greece
  • Godenbeelden
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Griekenland
  • Bildlosigkeit
  • Gottesdarstellung
  • Religion
  • Griechenland
Label
Aniconism in Greek antiquity, Milette Gaifman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
What is Greek aniconism? -- Pausanias' aniconica -- Greek views of aniconism : the "primitive" within -- Rough rocks -- Standing stelai -- The aniconic depicted : stelai on classical vases -- Apollo's pointed column and the Dioskouroi's parallel beams
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is Greek Aniconism? -- Pausanias Aniconica -- Greek Views of Aniconism: the 'Primitive' Within -- Rough Rocks -- Standing Stelai -- The Aniconic Depicted: Stelai on Classical Vases -- Apollo's Pointed Column and the Dioskouroi's Parallel Beams
Control code
774494422
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780199645787
Lccn
2012930977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774494422
Label
Aniconism in Greek antiquity, Milette Gaifman
Publication
Copyright
Note
What is Greek aniconism? -- Pausanias' aniconica -- Greek views of aniconism : the "primitive" within -- Rough rocks -- Standing stelai -- The aniconic depicted : stelai on classical vases -- Apollo's pointed column and the Dioskouroi's parallel beams
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is Greek Aniconism? -- Pausanias Aniconica -- Greek Views of Aniconism: the 'Primitive' Within -- Rough Rocks -- Standing Stelai -- The Aniconic Depicted: Stelai on Classical Vases -- Apollo's Pointed Column and the Dioskouroi's Parallel Beams
Control code
774494422
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780199645787
Lccn
2012930977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774494422

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