Classics / Art / Women's Studies / Ancient History
The Wedding in Ancient Athens
John H. Oakley and Rebecca H. Sinos
Wisconsin Studies in Classics
William Aylward, Nicholas D. Cahill,
and Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, General Editors
Wed on a Grecian urn
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.
"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
"This book is beautifully conceived, produced, and written. It is the only study to explore every step of Greek marriage, from betrothal to ceremony, through the images of weddings preserved on Athenian pots. These images are reproduced for the reader in 130 large, lovely black and white photos and renderings, which makes this the most useful, comprehensive catalogue of the visual evidence on the topic. The authors supplement their reconstruction with reference to a wide range of texts, and present solid arguments and strong conjectures about the social and cultural relevance of marriage in classical Greece. The Wedding in Ancient Athens is a must for anyone interested in the subject."Kirk Ormand, author of Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy
John H. Oakley is professor of classical studies at the College of William and Mary. Rebecca H. Sinos is professor of classical studies at Amherst College.
First Paperback Edition
144 pp., 130 b/w photos, 15 line illus. 8 1/2 x 11"
Paper $19.95 s
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