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In deepening our figuring out of the symposium in historical Greece, this e-book embodies the wit and play of the pictures it explains: these adorning Athenian consuming vessels from the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. The vases used at banquets frequently depict the particular drinkers who commissioned their construction and produce the flowing jointly of wine, poetry, tune, video games, flirtation, and different parts that shaped the complicated constitution of the dinner party itself. a detailed examining of the gadgets dealt with by way of drinkers within the photographs unearths quite a few metaphors, relatively that of wine as sea, all expressing a variety of attitudes towards an ambiguous substance that brings cheer yet can also reason harm.

Not basically does this paintings provide an anthropological view of old Greece, however it explores an actual iconographic method. In so doing it is going to motivate and improve extra mirrored image at the function of the picture in a given culture.

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Sometimes they're the phrases being spoken through the folks depicted (see fig. 21). 27 nude ladies are reclining on pillows (fig. 41). 28 one in every of them is taking part in a flute, and to her correct the opposite one holds a beaker 25 Thales ap. Diogenes Laertius, 1. 33 (= fr. eleven Ai DK). See P. Vidal-Naquet, The Black Hunter, trans. A. Szegedy-Maszak (Baltimore, 1986), 1-12. 27 See F. Lissarrague, "Paroles d'images: remarques sur Ie fonctionnement de l'ecriture dans l'imagerie attique," in Ecritures II, ed. A. M. Christin (Paris, 1985), 71-95· 28 Red-figure cup; Madrid, eleven 267; Beazley, ARV 58/53. 26 CHAPTER 1 '-,¾ three .. C-^ forty two. Black-figure oenochoe, Taleides painter, ca. 550. and proffers a kylix to her better half. operating correct to left, within the related course because the drinker's gesture, is the inscription pine kai su\ "You drink too. " The textual content explains the flow within the photo; it's a call for participation that is going in addition to the passing of the cup; the wine is handed round, accurately, and dialog follows. there's a related invitation on a black-figure vase that indicates bearded males sitting aspect by means of aspect (fig. 42). 29 To the left is a flute participant and throughout from him is an ivy-crowned guy preserving a wide krater, who's pointed out by way of a slanted inscription as "Dionysios"; this isn't the god, yet a guy with a theophoric identify. vertical inscriptions run alongside the facet of the image: at the left is the be­ ginning of a signature, tale(ides epoiesen}, "Taleides made me"; at the correct is the erotic salute neokleides kalos, "Neokleides is beauti­ ful. " among the 2 faces, back from correct to left, is the exhor­ tation khaire kai pie, "Be of excellent cheer and drink. " The latter will be interpreted in a single of 2 methods, reckoning on the extent of examining that's assumed to manipulate it. As at the pre­ vious cup, it may be a comment addressed through the drinker to the flute participant, and hence it'd be in the point of the portray itself. nonetheless, if we see it as being at the floor of the vase as such and never as a part of the scene, it's going to turn into a typical in29 Black-figure oenochoe; Berlin, inv. 31 131; Beazley, ABV 176/2. Manipulations forty three. Black-figure cup, Nikosthenes potter, ca. 530 scription, just like the signature or the compliment. it will not be "intra-iconic" yet succeed in from the vase to the individual preserving it. because the inscription runs from one face towards the opposite, it leads one to imagine that it files dialog. still the painter is obviously acutely aware that his vase is a medium for writing in addition to for imagery; at the vase held by way of the consuming determine is the start of the in­ scription kalias ka{Ios}, "Kallias is gorgeous. " in this vase, then, we discover either a marginal inscription outdoor the image—neokleides kalos—and an inscription of a similar type—kalias kalos—inte­ grated into the scene. photo and textual content coexist in a truly subtle dating, which crosses simply from one point to a different. My uncertainty in regards to the prestige of the inscription khaire kai pie doesn't stem from a desire to complicate concerns, yet from the truth that there's an overlap among the 2 alternatives—an utter­ ance in the photo, or a label at the vase.

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