Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora [Paperback]

Evelyn B. Harrison (Author)

ISBN: 9780876616055 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Agora Picture Book | Volume: 5 | Year of Publication: 1960 | Language: English 32p, H216 x W140 (mm)

Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora


Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.

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