Classical Period of Greek and Term Paper

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In addition, a theorized creation period is given, as well as the current location of the statue. However, very little other detail is given for this important piece.

Kortum, R. Warrior Vase. No date. East Tennessee State University. October 16, 2006 http://faculty.etsu.edu/kortumr/05mycenae/htmdescriptionpages/12vase.htm.

The author, a professor at East Tennessee State, gives a brief description of the krater (mixing bowl) pottery from the 12th century BC and now housed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. In addition, a black and white image clearly depicting the militaristic scene on the piece is presented. The author makes the point of the differences between Minoan and Mycenaean lifestyles at this point in history, through the different typical pottery motifs.

Lahanas, M. The divine madness of the orgiastic Maenad. 2006. Dr. Michael Lahanas. October 16, 2006. http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/MaenadSkopas.htm.

Dr. Lahanas gives a detailed account of Skopas' Maenads. Using Kallistratos' first hand accounts, he clearly expresses the fluid and emotion-filled qualities of these sculptures. Although he does not address the Maenad in Dresden, specifically, Kallistratos' description includes all of her more than two-dozen sisters.

Papakyriakou/Anagnostou, E. Art. 3 Jun 2004. Archaeological Museum Olympia. October 16, 2006 http://www.sikyon.com/Olympia/Art/olymp_eg09.html.

The author gives a comprehensive detailing of the statue of Hermes Carrying Dionysus.
Included in this description is a retelling of the myth that inspired the artist. Of particular interest is how the artist carved Hermes' face to give the appearance of three different emotions, based on the angle with which the viewer was viewing it.

Scopas or Skopas." Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (2003). Retrieved 17 October 2006, from xreferplus. http://www.xreferplus.com/entry/5856297.

The Britannica's concise entry for Scopas is just that - concise. Although the entry gives a very brief detailing on who Scopas was, the discussion of the Maenad in Dresden is even shorter. However, it does note that this is one of his most noteworthy works.

Vermeule, C. "The Weary Herakles of Lysippos." American Journal of Archaeology 79(4) Oct 1975: 323-332.

Vermeule gives a comprehensive detailing of Lysippos' Herakles. Of note is the burden that Lysippos portrays with his sculpture. Herakles had the weight of the heavens upon him, and as such, many humans can empathize with that feeling. In addition to the original creation, Vermeule details the multitudes of replicas that were made of this work. These copies were created in a variety of sizes and materials......

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