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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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Three Bronze Tripods Belonging to James Loeb, ESQ.

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 288
ISBN: 978-1-60724-517-9
Chase describes three tripods found in Etruscan tombs and discusses the extent to which they represent Etruscan adoption of Greek tripod-offering customs.

The Technical History of White Lecythi

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 287
ISBN: 978-1-60724-516-2
This paper presents a careful chronology of white lechythoi and demonstrates the methods by which pottery dating was established before modern equipment allowed carbon dating of organic residue.

Antoniazzo Romano

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 286
ISBN: 978-1-60724-515-5
In this paper Everett reconstructs his professional life and activities of Antoniazzo Romano and suggests a list of works by the artist, a task made difficult by his stylistic resemblance to other painters of the time.

The Date of Damophon of Messene

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 285
ISBN: 978-1-60724-514-8
Ida Thallon dates the work of Demophon, a famous sculptor whose surviving work is now agreed to be an example of innovative second-century BC Greek art.

The East Wall of the Erechtheum

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 284
ISBN: 978-1-60724-513-1
Gorham Phillips Stevens argues that the East wall had windows by which the inner cella was lit. This extra lighting suggests the use of the space as a sacred art gallery as well as a shrine.

Roman Church Mosaics of the First Nine Centuries with Especial Regard to Their Position in the Churc

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 283
ISBN: 978-1-60724-512-4
In this paper noted librarian, scholar, and philanthropist William Warner Bishop examines and classifies the existing church mosaics of Rome and the immediate vicinity.
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Greek and Latin Inscriptions from Sinope and Environs

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 282
ISBN: 978-1-60724-511-7
This includes text and commentaries of the inscriptions from Sinope, capital of ancient Pontus and hub of Greek and Persian civilization.

An Attempt at Its Identification

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 281
ISBN: 978-1-60724-510-0
Dennison suggest that the 'Scipio type' Roman portrait bust, once thought to represent Scipio the elder, actually depicts priests of Isis, whose cult rose to prominence at the time these busts were carved.

The Pre-Periclean Propylon of the Acropolis at Athens

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 280
ISBN: 978-1-60724-509-4
In this paper Weller suggests the location, size, and form of the archaic building over which the Propyleia (the gateway building) now stands.


Series: Analecta Gorgiana 279
ISBN: 978-1-60724-508-7
This site report for Oeniadae includes sections on the history and topography of this site, the remains of the theater, a temple, villa, a Greek bath, and the famous ship-sheds that housed the local fleet.

A Revised List of Roman Memorial and Triumphal Arches

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 278
ISBN: 978-1-60724-507-0
Arthur Frothingham, a father of the discipline of Art History, here lists and categorizes the form and development of the Roman triumphal arch.

The Mycenaean Palace at Nippur

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 277
ISBN: 978-1-60724-506-3
This site report presents a Mycenean palace found at Nippur (a city in the heart of ancient Babylon) with a floor-plan and style similar to the palace at Tiryns.

A Study Based upon Two Manuscripts of

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 276
ISBN: 978-1-60724-505-6
In this article Shipley uses a parent and child manuscript of Livy to show how and why errors come into texts as they are copied and to suggest methods for recognizing such errors and correcting them.

Greek Inscriptions from Corinth

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 275
ISBN: 978-1-60724-504-9
Powell gives a listing of surviving inscriptions from his excavations in Corinth with illustrations, text, and commentary that includes nine inscriptions that likely predate Julius Caesar's rebuilding of the city in 46 BC.

Studies in the Lives of Roman Empresses

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 274
ISBN: 978-1-60724-503-2
In this piece Mary Gilmore Williams uses literary and epigraphic evidence to reconstruct a portrait of two key women of the second century AD, Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus and mother of Cara-calla, and her niece Julia Mamaea.

On the Distinctio Versuum in the Manuscripts of Terence

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 273
ISBN: 978-1-60724-502-5
Minton Warren illuminates the process by which he and other editors navigate the very difficult task of editing the plays of Terrence from manuscript to edition.

The Madonnas of Luca Della Robbia

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 272
ISBN: 978-1-60724-501-8
Luca della Robbia was a Florentine sculptor who is currently thought to have lived from 1400-1482. In this article Alan Marquand suggests a chronology for the Madonnas sculpted by Luca della Robbia.

The Philosophy of Art

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 271
ISBN: 978-1-60724-500-1
A. L. Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History as a discipline, answers the question “What is Art?”

Dionysus en Limnais

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 270
ISBN: 978-1-60724-499-8
This paper discusses the literary and physical evidence for the Lenaeum (the sacred precinct of Dionysios in Athens), a site whose location was lost.

A History of the Akropolis of Athens

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 269
ISBN: 978-1-60724-498-1
This paper presents a thorough review of the physical remains and excavation history of the Athenian Acropolis from the Bronze Age to the early 20th Century.

The Topography of Sparta

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 268
ISBN: 978-1-60724-497-4
This paper attempts to reconcile Pausanias' description of the topography of Sparta with the first archeological digs in Sparta, a notoriously difficult site to interpret.

Introduction of Gothic Architecture into Italy by the French Cistercian Monks.

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 267
ISBN: 978-1-60724-496-7
This series of papers shows that a group of monuments erected by the French Cistercian monks, and here for the first time fully described and illustrated, were the earliest Italian buildings using transitional-Gothic architecture.

Discoveries at Plataia in 1889

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 266
ISBN: 978-1-60724-495-0
Plataia (Plataea) is one of the key sites for Historians, Classicists, and Archaeologists with interest in Greek antiquity. This is the original site report for Plataia (Platea), including an edict of Diocletian, inscriptions, and description of the battlefield.

Excavations by the American School at the Theatre of Sikyon.

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 265
ISBN: 978-1-60724-494-3
McMurtry's original site report on the excavation of the Theater of Sikyon near Corinth. Sikyon (or Sicyon) boasts a well preserved Greek theater whose excavation illuminates the structures which supported Greek drama.

Notes on Roman Artists of the Middle Ages

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 264
ISBN: 978-1-60724-493-6
In this series, A. J. Frothingham Jr. reviews previously unstudied papal buildings, suggesting new members of the schools of Laurentius and Paulus and linking specific artists to various buildings.