Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art

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Princeton University Press, Apr 9, 1995 - Art - 411 pages

In a major revisionary approach to ancient Greek culture, Sarah Morris invokes as a paradigm the myths surrounding Daidalos to describe the profound influence of the Near East on Greece's artistic and literary origins.

 

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Contents

Daidala in Archaic Poetry and Ritual
36
Daidala in Classical and European Literature
60
From Ugarit to the Aegean
73
Greece and Its Oriental Culture
101
Daidalos in Crete
150
Greeks and Phoenicians in the West
195
Magic and Sculpture
215
The Daedalic Style
238
From the Throne of Xerxes to
257
History into Art
271
History into Myth
318
The Origins of Orientalism
362
BIBLIOGRAPHY
387
INDEx of ANCIENT SOURCES
401
GENERAL INDEX
407
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Sarah P. Morris is Professor of Classics and Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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