Sicily - Art and Invention Between Greecea and Rome (Hardback)
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Sicily - Art and Invention Between Greecea and Rome (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 21/03/2013
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This is a richly illustrated volume that demonstrates Sicily's essential role in the development of the ancient Mediterranean world. Ancient Sicily, a prosperous island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, occupied a pivotal place in the region. In the late 8th Century B.C., emigres from the Greek mainland founded colonies along the shores of the region now known as Sicily. Over time, the area grew wealthy from its agricultural abundance, and colonial settlements emerged as formidable metropolises. Sicily is the only English-language book that focuses on the watershed period between 480 B.C. and the Roman conquest of Syracuse in 212 B.C. - a time of great social and political ferment. Essays investigate Sicily not simply as a destination for adventurers and settlers, but as a catalyst that shaped Greek culture at its peak and transmitted Hellenism to Rome. In the opulent courts of the Sicilian city-states, artists, poets, and scientist attained levels of ingenuity rivaling those of "old Greece." Innovation in architecture, engineering, philosophy and literature flourished in mixed cultural communities.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061336
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 1796 g
Dimensions: 289 x 251 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"General narrative and analysis are profitably juxtaposed with specialized treatments of selected material, including some of the exhibition's most dazzling items." --Times Literary Supplement
"With its numerous lavish color illustrations and informative, easy-to-read text, this book is quite enticing. Recommended for art history buffs, students, scholars, and armchair travelers with an interest in Greek and Roman history."--Library Journal
"We know that Sicily was especially wealthy during the Classical and early Hellenistic periods, as demonstrated by literary references and by the extant art, but written sources are fragmentary. Perhaps for that reason, it is often overlooked in studies of Greek art and history. . . . The various authors do an admirable job of bringing Sicily to life and making their ideas available to the English-language reader."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A triumph of scholarship and production. . . . Essential." --Choice

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