Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora available in Paperback
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- American School of Classical Studies at Athens
The 5th-century B.C. poet Pindar remarked on the rich sculptural decoration of the Athenian Agora, and, indeed, over 3,500 pieces of various types of sculpture have been uncovered during its excavation. This full-color guide sheds new light on the marble industry in and around the Agora, including rich evidence for sculptors' workshops, their tools, and techniques. The text discusses the works of both famous and anonymous artists.
About the Author
Carol L. Lawton is the Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies at Lawrence University.