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Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece

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Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece
By Emma J. Stafford. (Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum: 2004. Pg. 144. 110 color illustrations.) ISBN: 0-89236-773-3.

Reviewed by Auggie Moore - December 3, 2004

Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece is a beautifully illustrated book by Emma J. Stafford. In this delightful book, Stafford explores the cultural heritage of Ancient Greece through the myth and art of this rich civilization. The text is organized into five thematic categories: Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece will serve readers of all ages as a general guidebook to the world of the ancient Greeks. It also serves as a general introduction to the vast body of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, mythology, religious works created by the ancient Greeks. This information will help the reader to understand the political, social, and cultural underpinnings of the Hellenic civilization and to appreciate the influence that it had on Western thought.


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