Contents * Preface * I. Early Days and the Primitive * II. The Arts of Urban Life * III. The Northern and Nomadic, and Interfaces IV. The Tropical Arts
`Circumnavigating the ancient world's art with Sir John Boardman ... is a rare privilege and source of both sensual and intellectual enlightenment' Sunday Telegraph
Sir John Boardman was born in 1927, and educated at Chigwell School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He spent several years in Greece, three of them as Assistant Director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, and he has excavated in Smyrna, Crete, Chios and Libya. For four years he was an Assistant Keeper in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and he subsequently became Reader in Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is now Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art in Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy, from whom he received the Kenyon Medal in 1995. He was awarded the Onassis Prize for Humanities in 2009. Professor Boardman has written widely on the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece.
'An eloquently argued, richly illustrated and exhilaratingly
wide-ranging essay, as alive to the beauty as to the significance
of art' - The Scotsman
'Insightful texts ... stunning illustrations ... a fascinating insight into an often somewhat neglected aspect of ancient history' - Reference Reviews