Sculpture, 1896-1923

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Author  Franklin P. Johnson
Publisher  American School of Classical Studies
Publication Date   November 21, 1931
ISBN  0876610912
Pages  185

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The catalogue of 332 pieces of sculpture reflects the discoveries made in Corinth between 1896 and 1923. Two of the pieces found are Mycenaean but most belong to the Roman period, reflecting the extent of the devastation of the Greek city wrought by the Roman general Mummius. Although few of the pieces in the volume are of high artistic merit, the range of pieces illustrated gives a good impression of the repertoire of sculpture to be found in a provincial Greek town in Roman times. Imperial and honorary statues are more numerous than those of gods, among whom Apollo and the Muses, Aphrodite, Dionysos and his thiasos, and Cybele play a prominent part.

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