A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer Winner of the $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic Fiction Prize Romantic Book of the Year Finalist - Romance Writers Australia It's 1745, the age of hedonism and enlightenment. A young girl is abandoned at the court of Versailles. The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety. But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?
The manufacture, decoration, and use of terracotta vessels in antiquity is explored throughout this volume, which includes studies of iconography, individual painters, provenance, function, and inscriptions. The fourteen articles are organized by fabric and by chronology. Authors: Jaques Heurgon, Herbert Hoffmann, Carina Weiss, J. Alan Shaprio, Donna Kurtz, William Biers, Beth Cohen, Mary Moore, Brian Shefton, Shirley Schwarz, and Susan Matheson.
First published in 1937, this book is a critical examination of the Hermes and Dionysos of Praxiteles. Antonsson suggests a hypothesis on the original arrangement of the statuary group in the light of red figure vases, numismatic images, later imitations and reconstructions of varying quality, as well as analyzing the methods and techniques used to create the sculpture. This book will be of value to classicists and anyone with an interest in art history and ancient sculpture.
Dionysos, with his following of satyrs and women, was a major theme in a big part of the figure painted pottery in 500-300 B.C. Athens. As an original testimonial of their time, the imagery on these vases convey what this god meant to his worshippers. It becomes clear that - contrary to what is usually assumed - he was not only appropriate for wine, wine indulgence, ecstasy and theatre. Rather, he was present in both the public and private sphere on many, both happy and sad, occasions. In addition, the vase painters have emphasized different aspects of Dionysos for their customers inside and outside of Athens, depending on the political and cultural situation.
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In the Artificial Savage: Modern Myths of the Wild Man, Roger Bartra seeks out, through the history of the myth of the wild man, the literary and artistic mutations that allows us to understand its continuing presence through the centuries. To account for the persistence of this myth, whether in the popular lyrics of the poets of the Reformation or in Spanish Renaissance humanism, Bartra combines two major currents of interpretation. On the one hand there is the history of ideas; on the other, a structuralist approach belonging to the anthropology of myth, which gives pride of place to the study of cultural textures. By using both Bartra develops what he calls an evolutionist perspective capable of constructing a history of myths (or, perhaps, an anthropology of ideas) - one that helps us to understand the long sequences of events without losing sight of the presence of structures. The evolutionist approach goes beyond sequential narration but does not limit itself to the formal examination of mythological structures. It focuses our attention on certain periods when transformations occur in the myth, and thus sheds light on moments of transition in Western culture. The Artificial Savage will prove useful for students and professors in history, anthropology, literary history and criticism, cultural studies, sociology, biological sciences, psychiatry, and psychology.
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland