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Item Number: 109402
Title: PHEIDIAS: the sculptures & ancient sources
Author: Davison, Claire Cullen ; Birte Lundgreen
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Description: edited by Geoffrey B. Waywell. London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2009. 3 vols. 25cm., hardcover. Vol. I: 565pp. Vol. II: 560pp. Vol. III: 396pp., b&w images, bibliography. Summary: The name of Pheidias and the renown of his sculptural masterpieces have resonated through the centuries. Pheidias’s works were endlessly copied by the Romans and his name was used to denote excellence well beyond Antiquity. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the Athena Parthenos has linked his name forever with the Parthenon and its sculptures. And yet there is no firm proof that any surviving original is by his hand. What can we know about Pheidias and his work? This book attempts to answer this question by presenting both the archaeological and the written evidence for the output of this remarkable artist. It assembles and assesses all the available material in order to provide insights into Pheidias’s contribution to the development of Greek sculpture. Full and illustrated discussions of the works associated with Pheidias are accompanied by catalogues of each statue type discussed. In addition, the relevant ancient sources are quoted, translated and commented upon. (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies supplement, 105. ISBN vol. 1: 978-1-905670-21-5. ISBN vol. 2: 978-1-905670-22-2. ISBN vol. 3: 978-1-905670-23-9 )

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