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Analecta Gorgiana

Analecta Gorgiana is a collection of long essays and short monographs which are consistently cited by modern scholars but previously difficult to find because of their original appearance in obscure publications. Carefully selected by a team of scholars based on their relevance to modern scholarship, these essays can now be fully utilized by scholars and proudly owned by libraries.

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Greek Inscriptions from Corinth II

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 219
ISBN: 978-1-60724-448-6
This paper presents the very few surviving inscriptions from this period before Mummius' sack of Corinth and includes some of the few Greek decrees known at the time of the writing of the paper.

Two Marbles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 218
ISBN: 978-1-60724-447-9
In this paper Houghton addresses two problematic Italian Renaissance sculptures whose artists are unknown, the portrait bust of a youth and that of a Roman emperor.

The Rise of Romanesque Sculpture

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 217
ISBN: 978-1-60724-446-2
Porter explains the sudden appearance of Romanesque sculpture in the 12th century AD by suggesting an origin in the sculpture of Lombardy.

Latin Inscriptions from Corinth

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 215
ISBN: 978-1-60724-444-8
This article provides transcription, text, and commentary on the Latin inscriptions known in Corinth in 1918 and provides a useful tool for understanding the civic life of Corinth under Roman control.

The Ludovisi Relief and Its Companion Piece in Boston

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 214
ISBN: 978-1-60724-443-1
The Ludovisi throne is a famous works of early Classical sculpture, a white marble chair covered with bas relief. This article compares the Ludovisi throne to a similar piece in Boston, arguing that the two works are companion pieces.

The Origin of the Doric Entablature

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 213
ISBN: 978-1-60724-442-4
Lester B. Holland, professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the puzzle of Doric entablature, suggesting that the persistence of the form of the entablature is due to its mimicry of earlier fortifications.

Ancient Orientation Unveiled

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 212
ISBN: 978-1-60724-441-7
Frothingham presents an ambitious overview of the development of orientation, or the directionality of sacrifice, prayer, and ritual, played a key role in ancient ceremonies, in the practice of ancient religions.

The Serpent with a Human Head in Art and in Mystery Play

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 211
ISBN: 978-1-60724-440-0
In this paper John Bonnel argues that the representation of the serpent in Eden as having a human head originated in the mystery plays of the 13th century, where the serpent was played by an actor and had a head.

Studies in the History and Topography of Locris.

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 210
ISBN: 978-1-60724-439-4
Ancient Locris stretched from Thermopylae to Larymna and was home to the Locrians. In this ariticle Oldfather presents a survey of the sites and topography of this important region of Greece.

Babylonian Origin of Hermes the Snake-God, and of the Caduceus

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 209
ISBN: 978-1-60724-438-7
Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, here discusses the origins of Hermes, and suggests that the prototype of Hermes was an Eastern deity of Babylonian extraction.

The Characteristics of Eye Beads from the Earliest Times to the Present

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 208
ISBN: 978-1-60724-437-0
In this ambitious article Eisen creates a chronology of eye beads (glass beads decorated with eye-like spots) from sites in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

The Iconography of the Ascension

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 207
ISBN: 978-1-60724-436-3
Earnest DeWald traces the development of the iconography of the Ascension from its earliest type through to the Gothic form, showing the manner in which the Eastern influence modified the types current in western art.

Roman Remains in the Town and Territory of Velletri

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 206
ISBN: 978-1-60724-435-6
Wagener and Ashby here give a report on the Roman remains at the site of Velitrae including roads, temples, basilica, and the amphitheater.

Attic Building Accounts

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 205
ISBN: 978-1-60724-434-9
William Dinsmoor, the famous historian of Greek architecture, presents the epigraphical evidence for this building process in this series of papers divided by individual building.

Methods of Determining the Date of Roman Concrete Monuments

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 204
ISBN: 978-1-60724-433-2
Esther van Deman, an important historian of architecture, shows the methodology by which building chronology was set for Roman concrete buildings,

Who Built the Arch of Constantine? Its History from Domitian to Constantine

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 298
ISBN: 978-1-60724-527-8
Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, here discusses the problem of the Arch of Constantine, whose form and artwork is at odds with the artwork of the era of Constantine.

Greek Inscriptions from Sardes

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 297
ISBN: 978-1-60724-526-1
This piece includes the text, translation, and commentary for a long inscription found on the temple of Artemis and shorter honorific inscriptions on cylindrical stelai found in the ancient city, all dating from the 4th century BC.

Medusa, Apollo, and the Great Mother

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 296
ISBN: 978-1-60724-525-4
Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, here discusses the problem of the Gorgon in ancient Greek art by arguing that Medusa represents a lost prehistoric goddess.

The Fountain of Glauce at Corinth

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 295
ISBN: 978-1-60724-524-7
In this paper Elderkin gives a detailed description of the remains of the Fountain of Glauce in Corinth and the engineering methods used in its construction.

The Gables of the Propylaea at Athens

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 294
ISBN: 978-1-60724-523-0
William Dinsmoor, one of the experts who directed the first reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis, here sets out the process by which he was able to piece the gables of the Propylaia together from surviving fragments.

Inscriptions from Privernum

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 293
ISBN: 978-1-60724-522-3
In this site report Armstrong presents the surviving evidence for both the Volscian remains and the subsequent Roman settlement including sections on the inscriptions, site topography and history, and plans.

Excavations on the Island of Mochlos, Crete, in 1908

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 292
ISBN: 978-1-60724-521-6
The original site report detailing the discovery and first excavations at the Minoan settlement on Mochlos, Crete.

Dated Sepulchral Vases from Alexandria

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 291
ISBN: 978-1-60724-520-9
This paper uses a group of inscribed pottery with datable references to fix a more certain chronology for such pottery in 3rd century BC Alexandria.

The Group Dedicated by Daochus at Delphi

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 290
ISBN: 978-1-60724-519-3
This paper shows the process by which the statue-group of Daochos in Delphi was reconstructed and discusses its position within the immediate area of its installation.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 289
ISBN: 978-1-60724-518-6
Dinsmoor suggests a reconstruction of the fragmented Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the wonders of the ancient world and a model for several modern monuments.