The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora

by Evelyn B. Harrison

Agora Picture Book 5
32 pp, 45 b/w figs
5.5" x 8.5"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-605-5
Publication Date: Nov 1960
Status: Active

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Description:
Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.