The Athenian Agora. 38, Votive reliefs / by Carol L. Lawton.Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2017.Description: 150 pages, 60 plates : ill., plans ; 31 cm.ISBN: 9780876612385 (hardcover : alkaline paper); 0876612389 (hardcover : alkaline paper).Other title: Votive riliefs.Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Athens | Relief (Sculpture), Classical. -- Greece -- Athens | Relief (Sculpture), Hellenistic. -- Greece -- Athens | Relief (Sculpture), Roman -- Greece -- Athens | Shrines. -- Greece -- Athens | Votive offerings -- Greece -- Athens | Social archaeology -- Greece -- Athens | Agora (Athens, Greece) | Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities | Athens (Greece) -- Religious life and customs
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: History of excavation and contexts; history of scholarship; chronology; the deities, heroes, and their shrines; the dedicators; production; iconography; function; introduction to the catalogue -- Catalogue: Deities (1/81) -- Catalogue: Heroes and heroines (82/141) -- Catalogue: Worshippers (142/185) -- Catalogue: Anatomical votives (186/194) -- Catalogue: Unfinished votive reliefs, reliefs of uncertain content (195/224) -- Concordance of inventory and catalogue numbers -- General index -- Index of museums -- Index of inscriptions -- Index of ancient authors.
"This volume includes all of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman votive reliefs found to date in the excavations of the Athenian Agora. In addition to providing a catalogue of the reliefs arranged according to their subjects, the author treats the history of their discovery, their production and workmanship, iconography, and function. A large part of the study is devoted to discussion of the original contexts of the reliefs, in an attempt to determine their relationship to shrines in the vicinity and to investigate what they can tell us about the character of religious activity in the vicinity of the Agora. The work will be an important reference for historians of Greek art as well as of Greek religio"--Publisher description.