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Greek Gods in the East : Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in the Central Asia.

By: Publisher: Prague : Karolinum Press, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (261 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9788024624679
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Greek Gods in the East : Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in the Central AsiaDDC classification:
  • 709.38
LOC classification:
  • N7760
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Definition of the subject -- 1.2 Political continuity -- 1.3 A note on Kushan chronology -- 2 An iconographicanalysis of the Hellenisticsubjects in the artof Gandhara, Bactriaand the adjoining areasof the Kushan Empire -- 2.1 General remarks -- 2.2 Greek mythological figures in the east -- 2.2.1 Adonis -- 2.2.2 Aphrodite -- 2.2.3 Apollo -- 2.2.4 Ares -- 2.2.5 Artemis -- 2.2.6 Athena -- 2.2.7 Atlantes -- 2.2.8 Centaur -- 2.2.9 Cybele -- 2.2.10 Demeter -- 2.2.11 Dionysus -- 2.2.12 The Dioscuri -- 2.2.13 Eros/Cupids -- 2.2.14 Harpocrates -- 2.2.15 Helios -- 2.2.16 Heracles -- 2.2.17 Hermes -- 2.2.18 Nereids -- 2.2.19 Nike -- 2.2.20 Poseidon -- 2.2.21 River gods -- 2.2.22 Sarapis -- 2.2.23 Tyche / City goddess -- 2.2.24 Zeus -- 2.3 Other schemes of Greek origin -- 2.3.1 Various themes -- 2.3.2 Drinking, dancing and erotic scenes -- 2.4 Greek deities identified with Iranian or Indian ones -- 2.4.1 Tyche-Hariti-Ardokhsho-Lakshmi -- 2.4.2 Heracles-Vajrapani -- 2.4.3 Pharro / Panchika / Hermes -- 2.4.4 Shiva - Vesho - Veshparkar with attributes of Poseidon, Zeus and Heracles -- 3 Conclusions -- 4 Bibliography.
Summary: This book focuses on the fate of the Greek mythological themes, divine and heroic figures, far in the East, primarily in the area of ancient Gandhara and Bactria (today in Uzbekistan). In alphabetic order, it covers primary iconographic schemes, which the art of these areas borrowed from the Hellenistic Mediterranean. We can compare how individual typical depictions of Greek deities changed and accommodated the taste and ideas of the local populace over the centuries. Aside from this, many of the originally Greek mythological characters, including their typical attributes, became, as this book clearly shows, the basis for images of various local Iranian, Indian and other deities.
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Definition of the subject -- 1.2 Political continuity -- 1.3 A note on Kushan chronology -- 2 An iconographicanalysis of the Hellenisticsubjects in the artof Gandhara, Bactriaand the adjoining areasof the Kushan Empire -- 2.1 General remarks -- 2.2 Greek mythological figures in the east -- 2.2.1 Adonis -- 2.2.2 Aphrodite -- 2.2.3 Apollo -- 2.2.4 Ares -- 2.2.5 Artemis -- 2.2.6 Athena -- 2.2.7 Atlantes -- 2.2.8 Centaur -- 2.2.9 Cybele -- 2.2.10 Demeter -- 2.2.11 Dionysus -- 2.2.12 The Dioscuri -- 2.2.13 Eros/Cupids -- 2.2.14 Harpocrates -- 2.2.15 Helios -- 2.2.16 Heracles -- 2.2.17 Hermes -- 2.2.18 Nereids -- 2.2.19 Nike -- 2.2.20 Poseidon -- 2.2.21 River gods -- 2.2.22 Sarapis -- 2.2.23 Tyche / City goddess -- 2.2.24 Zeus -- 2.3 Other schemes of Greek origin -- 2.3.1 Various themes -- 2.3.2 Drinking, dancing and erotic scenes -- 2.4 Greek deities identified with Iranian or Indian ones -- 2.4.1 Tyche-Hariti-Ardokhsho-Lakshmi -- 2.4.2 Heracles-Vajrapani -- 2.4.3 Pharro / Panchika / Hermes -- 2.4.4 Shiva - Vesho - Veshparkar with attributes of Poseidon, Zeus and Heracles -- 3 Conclusions -- 4 Bibliography.

This book focuses on the fate of the Greek mythological themes, divine and heroic figures, far in the East, primarily in the area of ancient Gandhara and Bactria (today in Uzbekistan). In alphabetic order, it covers primary iconographic schemes, which the art of these areas borrowed from the Hellenistic Mediterranean. We can compare how individual typical depictions of Greek deities changed and accommodated the taste and ideas of the local populace over the centuries. Aside from this, many of the originally Greek mythological characters, including their typical attributes, became, as this book clearly shows, the basis for images of various local Iranian, Indian and other deities.

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