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Author Butz, Patricia A.
Title The art of the Hekatompedon inscription and the birth of the stoikhedon style / by Patricia A. Butz.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Author Butz, Patricia A.
Series Monumenta Graeca et Romana ; v. 16
Monumenta Graeca et Romana ; v. 16.
Subject Hekatompedon inscription.
Architectural inscriptions -- Greece -- Athens.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Greece -- Athens.
Stoichedon inscriptions.
Greek language -- Alphabet.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 172 pages) : illustrations.
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Note Based the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995) under the title: The 'Hekatompedon Inscription' at Athens.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; List of Plates; Terminology; Bibliography and Abbreviations; Chapter One The Alphabet of the Hekatompedon Inscription; Chapter Two The Stoikhedon Arrangement of the Hekatompedon Inscription; Chapter Three Punctuation and the Hekatompedon Inscription as Sacred Law; Chapter Four The Hekatompedon Inscription and the Origins of the Stoikhedon Style; Chapter Five The Hekatompedon Inscription and the Definition of the Stoikhedon Style; Chapter Six The Hekatompedon Inscription as Monument and Masterpiece; Appendices; Epigraphical Index; General Index.
Summary The purpose of this book is to present the Hekatompedon Inscription at Athens (IG I3 4) as a major monument of Greek art, legitimately on a par with more famous landmarks of the Greek aesthetic tradition like the Parthenon Frieze. Inscribed most probably in the middle of the decade that saw the Greek response to the Persian invasion, the Hekatompedon Inscription has long been recognized for its historical and religious importance. This study looks at the inscription on its own terms: the unique fusion of its visual and textual content in that most Greek of epigraphical layouts, the stoikhedon style. Such an approach leads to the question of origins: where and why was the stoikhedon style formulated and where does the Hekatompedon Inscription stand in that development? Egypt's influential system of proportions and use of grids will be considered determinative for the very first time. --Book Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004193277 (electronic bk.)
9004193278 (electronic bk.)
9789004183087 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004183086 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 707926719
Additional Format Print version: Butz, Patricia A. Art of the Hekatompedon inscription and the birth of the stoikhedon style. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004183087 (DLC) 2010012052 (OCoLC)505913467