Sailing Through Time
The Ship in Greek Art
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
361 color illus.