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Style and personhood: the case of the Amasis Painter

Whitley, Anthony James M. 2018. Style and personhood: the case of the Amasis Painter. The Cambridge Classical Journal 64 , pp. 178-203. 10.1017/S1750270518000088

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Abstract

For archaeologists discussion of style is unavoidable. Within classical archaeology ‘style’ is closely associated with connoisseurship as practised by J. D. Beazley. Style identifies individuals, artistic personalities such as the Amasis Painter. This notion of style necessarily overlaps with another debate within both anthropology and prehistoric archaeology (personhood) which also touches on an older discussion within classical studies. These two debates have remained strangers to each other. The article explores these issues in relation to the iconography of hares and arming scenes. Notions of personhood and agency force us to re-evaluate such iconography and its effectiveness as narrative.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1750-2705
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 13:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/115038

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