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A unique illustrated book, focusing on the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture Horses were revered in ancient Greece as symbols of wealth, power, and status. On stunning black- and red-figure vases, in sculpture, and in other media, Greek artists depicted the daily care of horses, chariot and horseback races, scenes of combat, and mythological horse-hybrids such as satyrs and the winged Pegasus. This richly illustrated and handsomely designed volume includes over 80 objects showing scenes of ancient equestrian life. Essays by notable scholars of ancient Greek art and archaeology explore the indelible presence and significance horses occupied in numerous facets of ancient Greek culture, including myth, war, sport, and competition, shedding new light on horsemanship from the 8th through the 4th century BCE. Published by the National Sporting Library & Museum in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/Distributed by Yale University Press


Exhibition Schedule:

National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA
(09/09/17-01/14/18)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
(02/17/18-07/08/18)

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300230574
  • ISBN-10: 0300230575
  • Publisher: National Sporting Library & Museum
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 160

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