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Wedding In Ancient Athens [Paperback]

John H. Oakley , Rebecca H. Sinos

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April 17 2002 Wisconsin Studies in Classics
This enjoyable and innovative book reconstructs the stages of the ancient Greek wedding ceremony using a long-neglected source of information: vase paintings from the sixth through fourth centuries B.C.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (April 17 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299137244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299137243
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 20 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #383,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The work is a must for the scholar of Greek vases and iconography but will also be essential to those interested in issues of women in ancient Greece.  Non-professionals will appreciate the explanations of technical vocabulary within the text and a glossary of Greek terms, while those seeking further study will value the annotated text and full references to the images."—Sally P. Schultz, Religious Studies Review

"Oakley and Sinos have done a remarkable job with what evidence there is. The strength of the book lies in the figures and in their detailed analyses of them, and for this work we should be grateful. The book closes with a useful glossary of terms, a bibliography that is fairly complete and especially helpful because briefly annotated, and a fine index."—Kirk Ormand, Classical Philology

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Wisconsin Studies in Classics Richard Daniel De Puma and Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, General Editors

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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars it's all in the urns June 24 2000
By shellie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
this book contains text and black/white plates. There is lots of text dealing with the various stages of the wedding in ancient Greece. The primary focus of the book is decoding the rituals depicted on various wedding urns. This books only fault is its organization. It would have been nice to have the text and plates incorporated into one another, versus the tedious separation that exists
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