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David Castriota

Full Name: David Castriota
Number of Works: 5
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ISBN: 0299133508, 9780299133504
Keywords: fifth, century, athens, art, official, ethos, actuality, myth
Pages: 337
Published: 1993
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Myth, Ethos, and Actuality examines the depiction of mythic themes on Athenian public monuments in the period following the Persian wars, during the second and third quarters of the fifth century B.C. By relying not only on material remains, but also on the evidence of contemporary Greek history, rhetoric, and poetry, David Castriota interprets the Athenian monuments as vehicles of an official ideology intended to celebrate and justify the present in terms of the past. Castriota focuses on the use of myth as part of a strategy of ethical antithesis that asserted Greek moral superiorit
ISBN: 0299133540, 9780299133542
Keywords: fifth, century, athens, art, official, ethos, actuality, myth
Pages: 337
Published: 1992

Myth, Ethos, and Actuality examines the depiction of mythic themes on Athenian public monuments in the period following the Persian wars, during the second and third quarters of the fifth century B.C. By relying not only on material remains, but also on the evidence of contemporary Greek history, rhetoric, and poetry, David Castriota interprets the Athenian monuments as vehicles of an official ideology intended to celebrate and justify the present in terms of the past. Castriota focuses on the use of myth as part of a strategy of ethical antithesis that asserted Greek moral superiorit