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Distorted Ideals in Greek Vase-Painting: The World of Mythological Burlesque Hardcover – September 22, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0521896412 ISBN-10: 052189641X Edition: 1st

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"... highly readable ... Walsh has offered up a publication that is both solid and timely."
American Journal of Archaeology

"... a mature, judicious and very readable account ..."
Times Literary Supplement

"Anyone interested in ancient humor will be off to a good start with Walsh's book."
Classical World

"Based on a catalogue of 144 vases, over half of them illustrated, this user-friendly book will especially interest scholars of ancient Greek art, drama and culture who want an introduction to and thoughtful discussion of this puzzling group of images."

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This book examines Greek vase-paintings that depict humorous, burlesque, and irreverent images of Greek mythology and the gods. When placed against the background of the religious beliefs and social frameworks from which they spring, these images allow us to explore questions relating to their meaning in particular communities. David Walsh is a Visiting Research Scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at The University of Manchester.

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