The Votive Statues of the Athenian Acropolis

  • Publish Date: 2008-09-04
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Catherine M. Keesling
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Worshippers dedicated hundreds of statues to Athena on the Acropolis during the period between Solon's reforms and the end of the Peloponnesian War. This work brings together the evidence for statue dedications on the Acropolis in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., including inscribed statues bases that preserve information about the dedicators and the evidence for lost bronze sculptures. Catherine Keesling questions the standard interpretation of the korai as generic and anonymous votaries, while revealing more about the origins and significance of Greek portraiture.