Item description for Not the Classical Ideal: Athens and the Construction of the Other in Greek Art by Beth Cohen...
Ancient Greece is characterized by a vision of reality in which a pre-eminent human type is defined in opposition to non-ideal 'others'. The social structure of democratic Athens privileged male citizens, while marginalizing women, resident aliens, and slaves. Across a broad spectrum of classical Greek imagery, this anthology provides an investigation of this 'otherness'. Their methodologies ranging from traditional to avant-garde, an international cast of authors develops a nuanced picture of 'otherness', the visual criteria that denote it, and its social and political functions in regard to gender, class, and ethnicity.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.62" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.95" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 18, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004117121 ISBN13 9789004117129
Availability 0 units.
More About Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen, Ph.D. (1977) in Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, teaches at the New York Academy of Art. She has published on Greek sculpture and vase painting and edited "The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey" (Oxford, 1995).
Beth Cohen has an academic affiliation as follows - New York Academy of Art.