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Sailing Through Time
The Ship in Greek Art

By Elsi Spathari

Sailing Through Time
Hardback, 272 pages £60.00
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9789607254153
Format: 268mm x 242mm
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Subjects: Anthropology, Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, History, Maritime Studies

Distributed by University of Exeter Press. English text. 361 illustrations, most in colour.

The most important phases of Greek civilization are connected with the sea, through voyages of discovery, naval campaigns and ocean trading. Over the years, and because of its key role as a means of communication, the ship also became a subject for artistic creations.

Th e history and the evolution of the Greek ship from prehistoric times to the present day are presented through the work of known artists and anonymous craftsmen, executed in a variety of different materials. Ships were carved in stone and marble, incised on bronze, painted on clay or wood, depicted in paintings and murals, embroidered on cloth, printed on paper, offered as votives or worn as amulets.

The material included in this book has been selected from museums and collections both in Greece and abroad.



The Obsidian Routes

The Earliest Depictions of Ships in the Mediterranean

The Expansion and Influence of Minoan Civilization

The Mycenaean Thalassocracy

Ships in the Time of Homer

The Expansion of the Greek World from Phoenicia to the Pillars of Hercules

The Wooden Walls and Athenian Hegemony

The Ships of Alexander the Great at the End of the World

Roman Galleys and the Imposition of the Pax Romana

Byzantium and the Sea

The Greek Seafarer in the Post-Byzantine Period

The Struggle for Independence

With Sail and Steam in the Progress of Greek Shipping

ΕLSI SPATHARI Archaeologist
Prologue: VASSOS KARAGEORGHIS Professor of Archaeology

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 272 pages
 268mm x 242mm
361 color illus.

BIC Code:
  ART015000, HIS002000, HIS010000, HIS027150, HIS039000, SOC003000, TRA006010
 Kapon Editions


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