Adonis : his representations in south Italian vase-painting / Alexander Cambitoglou ; edited by Jean-Paul Descœudres ; with the collaboration of Beatrice McLoughlin.
- Bern ; New York : Peter Lang,  , ©2018
- Hellas et Roma; 18.
Hellas et Roma ; vol. XVIII, 2018
x, 98 pages, 35 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
- Adonis (Greek deity) -- Art.
Vases, Ancient -- Italy, Southern.
Vase-painting -- Italy, Southern.
Adonis (Greek deity)
- "Adonis, the beautiful youth, born of the myrrh tree, loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone, hardly needs any introduction. His legend, of Oriental origin, spread early and rapidly to Greece and Italy. In Athens, his cult is attested as early as the 5th century, though representations of him in the arts remain surprisingly rare. Not so in South Italy, where from the early 4th century on his myth inspired some of the greatest vase-painters, especially in Apulia. As the present systematic and richly illustrated analysis of his representations in South Italian Vase-painting, shows, Adonis played in Magna Graecia a much more important role than had hitherto been suspected."--Back cover.
- Introduction: the legend
Arbitration by Zeus or Kalliope
Adonis in the Underworld
Adonis and Persephone
Adonis with Persephone in Aphrodite's presence
Adonis' anodos with Aphrodite
Adonis on Mount Olympos
Adonis (standing) and Aphrodite (seated)
Adonis offering a hare (or a bird) to Aphrodite
Adonis musicus with Aphrodite
Aphrodite musica with Adonis
Adonis and Aphrodite as lovers
Adonis banqueting with Dionysos
Echoes - Eros rising from the Underworld.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Descœudres, Jean-Paul, editor.
McLoughlin, Beatrice, contributor.
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