Innovations and Inventions in Athens c. 530 to 470 BCE – Two Crucial Generations


Editors: Marion Meyer – Gianfranco Adornato
Publisher: Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2020
Series: Wiener Forschungen zur Archäologie, Band 18
ISBN: 978-3-85161-236-3
Pages: 296 pp., 62 colour and b/w-plates
Format: 29,7 x 21 cm; hardcover
Price: 98.00 €


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Description: “This volume presents papers given during a workshop in Vienna in 2019 that had a predecessor in a conference in Pisa in 2018. Both events concentrated on the assessment and interpretation of archaeological evidence of the late 6th and early 5th century BCE – a time span of a few decades neatly subdivided into “Late Archaic” and “Early Classical”. We operated with these classifications, but it was not our goal to dissect such dynamic times. The workshop focused on innovations and inventions during the two generations around 500 BCE in Athens and the implications this evidence of creativity has for our interpretation of agency, interaction and reaction, progress and development, and cause and effect.”
Keywords: Athens, Late Archaic, Early Classical, red-figure technique, sculpure, iconography, topography, theater, Persian Wars, Syracuse, Aigina