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Title Heroes : mortals and myths in ancient Greece / edited by Sabine Albersmeier ; with essays by Michael J. Anderson ... [et al.].

Published Baltimore : Walters Art Museum, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  292.213 HERO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 328 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents Lenders to the Exhibition -- Catalogue Contributors -- Recovering the Past:The Origins of Greek Heroes and Hero Cult / Jorge J. Bravo III -- Four Paradigmatic Heroes -- The Singularity of Herakles / Jennifer Larson -- Achilles beyond the Iliad / Guy Hedreen -- Helen: Heroine of Cult, Heroine in Art / H. A. Shapiro -- Odysseus: An Epic Hero with a Human Face / Ralf von den Hoff -- Child Heroes in Greek Art / John H. Oakley -- The Hero beyond Himself: Heroic Death in Ancient Greek Poetry and Art / Corinne Ondine Pache -- Beloved of the Gods: Imag(in)ing Heroes in Greek Art / Jenifer Neils -- The Cult of Heroes / Gunnel Ekroth -- Heroes as Moral Agents and Moral Examples / Michael J. Anderson -- Heroes in Myth -- Heroes in Cult -- Emulation.
Notes Catalog of an exhibition.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This volume investigates the integral role of heroes in ancient Greek art and culture. More than a hundred statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes, coins, and gems drawn from European and American collections, illustrate the ways in which heroes were represented, why they were important in Greek culture, and what encouraged individuals to seek them out."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Albersmeier, Sabine.
Anderson, Michael J. (Michael John), 1967-
Subject Hero worship -- Greece -- History -- Exhibitions.
Heroes -- Greece -- History -- Exhibitions.
Mythology, Greek -- Exhibitions.
Art, Greek -- History -- Exhibitions.
Greek literature -- History and criticism -- Exhibitions.
Heroes in literature -- Exhibitions.
Heroes in art -- Exhibitions.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Exhibitions.
Greece -- Religion -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780300154726 (hardcover)
9780911886733 (softcover)