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1. Of general books, Richter’s, G. M. A. Handbook of Greek Art (9th edition, London, 1987)Google Scholar is still useful for the illustrations but is looking old-fashioned (it first appeared in 1959). Robertson’s, M. A History of Greek Art (Cambridge, 1975)Google Scholar and A Shorter History of Greek Art (Cambridge, 1981) are richer in both content and depth. Boardman’s, J. Greek Art (3rd edition, London, 1986)Google Scholar still provides a good short introduction, and Haynes, D.Greek Art and the Idea of Freedom (London, 1981)Google Scholar and Woodford’s, S. An Introduction to Greek Art (London, 1986)Google Scholar are both lively. More detailed works are mentioned in the notes.

Mention might be made here of the Plate Volumes to the new edition of the Cambridge Ancient History vols. III- (Cambridge, 1984- ); they have detailed descriptions to the illustrations. A single volume for the whole of Greek art, organized on the same lines, is planned. Gratitude is also owed to the Greek publishers Ekdotike Athenon S.A. for their transformation of Greek archaeological publishing; material from Greek sites and museums is at last available in splendid colour photographs.

2. Keeping track of new evidence and new publications is a never-ending task. Besides L’Année Philologique, help is available in Archaeological Reports (issued annually with The Journal of Hellenic Studies); ‘Chroniques des Fouilles’ which is a section of Bulletin de Correspondence Hellénique; Fasti Archaeologici; and for ceramics, H. Metzger’s biennial resumé of recent publications in Revue des Études Grecques is an invaluable aid.

3. Parthenon-Kongress Basel, Referate und Berichte 4. bis 8. April 1982, ed. Berger, E. (Mainz, 1984)Google Scholar; Bothmer, D. von, The Amasis Painter and his World, Vase Painting in Sixth-Century B.C. Athens (Malibu, New York, London, 1985)Google Scholar; Archaische und Klassische Griechische Plastik, ed. Kyrieleis, H. (Mainz, 1986)Google Scholar.

4. E.g. Cook, B. F. The Elgin Marbles (London, 1984)Google Scholar; Williams, D., Greek Vases (London, 1985)Google Scholar.

5. As exceptions one might instance the volumes published by the Museo Nazionale Romano, I. Le sculture (1979- ); II. Le pitture (1982- ); III. Le terrecotte (1983- ); IV. I Bronzi (1983- ); V. Le ceramiche (1986- ); and Vierneisel-Schlörb, B., Glyptothek München Katalog der Skulpturen Band II. Klassische Skulpturen des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Munich, 1979)Google Scholar and Band, III. Klassische Grabdenkmäler und Votivreliefs (Munich, 1988)Google Scholar.

6. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastís, ed. Hall, E. S. (New York, 1987)Google Scholar; The Wealth of the Ancient World, The Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Herbert Hunt Collections, ed. Tompkins, J. K. (Fort Worth, 1983)Google Scholar; Simon, Erika, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum (Mainz, 1982)Google Scholar.

7. See Meyer, K. E., The Plundered Past, the traffic in art treasures, rev. ed. (Harmondsworth, 1977)Google Scholar; Greenfield, J., The Return of Cultural Treasures (Cambridge, 1989)Google Scholar; Archaeological Heritage Management in the modern world, ed. Cleere, H. (London, 1989)Google Scholar. See also III n. 11.

8. Lullies, R. and M. Hirmer’s Greek Sculpture (2nd edition, London, 1960 Google Scholar; now in its 3rd German edition, 1979) is still a helpful start. Barron’s, J. An Introduction to Greek Sculpture (London, 1981)Google Scholar is an enlarged version of his Greek Sculpture of 1965. Fuchs, W., Die Skulptur der Griechen (2nd edition, Munich, 1979)Google Scholar is a useful handbook, organized by types; for a useful work of reference, see Fuchs, W. and Floren, J., Die griechische Plastik I, Die geometrische und archaische Plastik (Handbuch der Archäologie, Munich, 1987)Google Scholar. Stewart, A., Greek Sculpture: an exploration (Yale, 1990)Google Scholar is a magnificent pair of volumes. Ashmole’s, B. Architect and Sculptor in Ancient Greece (London and New York, 1972)Google Scholar is a classic study of architectural sculpture. King’s College London now houses the Ashmole archive of photographs.

9. Boardman GSAP fig. 127. See Amandry, P., ‘Chios and Delphi’, Chios, a conference at the Homereion in Chios 1984, edd. Boardman, J. and Vaphopoulou-Richardson, C. E. (Oxford, 1986), pp. 205-32Google Scholar, esp. 228-32; Mattusch, C. C., Greek Bronze Statuary, from the beginnings through the fifth century B.C. (Cornell, 1988), pp. 176-81Google Scholar. For the silver bull (dedicated by Croesus?), see Amandry, P.Statue de taureau en argent’, BCH Supplement 4 (1977), 273-93CrossRefGoogle Scholar and for the à jour ivory reliefs, see Carter, J. B., ‘The chests of Periander’, AJA 93 (1989), 355-78CrossRefGoogle Scholar. For the workshop finds for the Pheidian Zeus, see II n. 36.

10. Boardman GSCP, 8.

11. Bieber, M., Ancient Copies, Contributions to the History of Greek and Roman Art (New York, 1977)Google Scholar represents the traditional approach; Ridgway, B. S., Roman Copies of Greek Sculpture, the Problem of the Originals (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1984)Google Scholar studies the subject from fresh angles (location, accessibility, etc.). See also Zanker, P., Klassizistiche Statuen (Mainz, 1974)Google Scholar.

12. Pollitt’s, J. J. The Art of Greece 1400-31 B.C. (Englewood Cliffs, 1965 Google Scholar; Cambridge, 1990) gives a good selection of the documentary sources for Greek art, mainly sculpture. On Pausanias, see now Habicht, C., Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece (University of California Press, 1985)Google Scholar.

13. For identification of marbles, see e.g. Renfrew, C. and Peacey, J. S., ‘Aegean marble: a petrological study’, BSA 63 (1968), 4566 Google Scholar, pls. 11-13 and Ashmole, B., ‘Aegean marble: science and common sense’, BSA 85 (1970), 12 Google Scholar. For the composition and techniques of bronze-making, see Ridgway, B. S., ‘The Lady from the sea: a Greek bronze in Turkey’, AJA 71 (1967), 329-34CrossRefGoogle Scholar, pls. 97-100; Mattusch, C. C., Greek Bronze Statuary, from the beginnings through the fifth century B.C. (Cornell University Press, 1988)Google Scholar with earlier bibliography. For the transport of marble, see Snodgrass, A. M., ‘Heavy freight in Archaic Greece’, Garnsey, P. and others (edd.), Trade in the Ancient Economy (London, 1983), pp. 16-26Google Scholar. For the setting, see Ridgway, B. S., ‘The setting of Greek sculpture’, Hesperia 40 (1971), 336-56CrossRefGoogle Scholar, and Barber, R., ‘The Greeks and their sculpture: interrelationships of function, style and display’, Owls to Athens: Essays on classical subjects presented to Sir Kenneth Dover (Oxford, 1990), pp. 245-59Google Scholar. On colour, see Bruno, V. J.. ‘The painted metopes of Lefkadia and the problem of colour in Doric sculptured metopes’, AJA 85 (1981), 311 CrossRefGoogle Scholar, pls. 1-3 and I. D. Jenkins and Middleton, A. P., ‘Paint on the Parthenon sculptures’, BSA 83 (1988), 183207 Google Scholar. On the impact of Greek art on Rome, see Vermeule, C. C., Greek Sculpture and Roman Taste (Ann Arbor, 1977)Google Scholar and Pollitt, J. J., ‘The impact of Greek art on Rome’, TAPA 108 (1978), 155-74Google Scholar.

14. Fouilles de Delphes IV.2. Art archaïque: les trésors ‘ioniques ’, by Picard, Ch. and de la Coste Messelière, P. (Paris, 1928), pp. 57171 Google Scholar.

15. Fouilles de Delphes II Topographie et Architecture, le trésor de Siphnos , by Daux, G. and Hansen, E. (Paris, 1987)Google Scholar.

16. Vickers, M., ‘Persepolis, Vitruvius and the Erechtheum Caryatids: the iconography of Medism and servitude’, RA (1985), 328 Google Scholar, esp. 9, n. 36. See now in answer, Amandry, P., ‘A propos de monuments de Delphes; questions de chronologie (I)’, BCH 112 (1988), 591610 CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

17. Francis, E. D. and Vickers, M., ‘Signa priscae artis: Eretria and Siphnos’, JHS 103 (1983), 4967 CrossRefGoogle Scholar. See now in answer, Boardman, J., ‘Signa tabulae priscae artis’, JHS 104 (1984), 161-3CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

18. D. von Bothmer, ‘Andokides the potter and Andokides the painter’, Metr. Mus. Bull. February 1966,201-12.

19. Moore, M. B., ‘The gigantomachy of the Siphnian Treasury: reconstruction of the three lacunae’, BCH Supplement 4 (1977), 305-55CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

20. Brinkmann, V., ‘Die aufgemalten Namensbeischriften an Nord- und Ostfries des Siph-nierschatzhauses’, BCH 109 (1985), 78130 CrossRefGoogle Scholar and see Simon, E., ‘Ikonographie und Epigraphik. Zum Bauschmuck des Siphnierschatzhauses in Delphi’, ZPE 57 (1984), 122 Google Scholar, pls. 1-7.

21. Caskey, L. D. and Beazley, J. D., Attic Red-figure Vases in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 3 (Oxford, 1963), no. 147 Google Scholar.

22. Moore, M. B., ‘The west frieze of the Siphnian Treasury’, BCH 109 (1985), 131-56CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

23. Watrous, L. V., ‘The sculptural program of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi’, AJA 86 (1982), 159-72CrossRefGoogle Scholar, pls. 17-21; cf.Stern, W., ‘The horsehead-helmet giant on the Siphnian Treasury frieze’, AJA 87 (1983), 261 Google Scholar. See now Vasić, R., ‘A note on the theme of the Siphnian frieze’, Boreas 7 (1984), 3440 Google Scholar. See also Arafat, K., Classical Zeus (Oxford, 1990), pp. 147-50Google Scholar.

24. Parke, H. W. and Boardman, J., ‘The struggle for the tripod and the first Sacred War’, JHS 77 (1957), 276-92CrossRefGoogle Scholar and Boardman, J., ‘Herakles, Peisistratos and sons’, RA 1972, 5772 Google Scholar. For the tripod scene, see D. von Bothmer, ‘The struggle for the tripod’, Brommer Festschrift, pp. 51-63, pls. 17-19.

25. See n. 16.

26. On the signatures, see Rumpf, A., Cr. Arte 3 (1938), 4448 Google Scholar (Endoios); Guarducci, M., ‘Lo scudo iscritto nel fregio del tesoro dei Sifni a Delfi’, Studi in Onore di Luisa Banti, ed. Becatti, G. et al. (Rome, 1965), 167-76Google Scholar (Daippos); Jeffery, L. H., Archaic Greece: the City-states c. 700-500 B.C. (London, 1976), 185 Google Scholar (Aristion).

27. Cook, R. M., Greek Painted Pottery, 2nd ed. (London, 1972)Google Scholar; Williams, D. F., Greek Vases (London, 1985)Google Scholar. A History of Greek Vase Painting, by Arias, P. E., Hirmer, M. and Shefton, B. B. (London, 1962)Google Scholar is now out of print; a German version, Die griechischen Vasen, by Simon, E. and M., & Hirmer, A. 2nd ed. (Munich, 1981)Google Scholar, has a slightly different selection of photographs. Fascicules of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum continue to appear; there is now an excellent key to the mysteries of its arrangement and distribution in Summary Guide to Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, compiled by Carpenter, T. H. (Oxford, 1984)Google Scholar. For the Beazley Archive of photographs and drawings of Greek vases, see p. 42.

28. Scheibler, I., Griechische Töpferkunst: Herstellung, Handel und Gebrauch der antiken Tongefässe (Munich, 1983)Google Scholar.

29. The Francis-Vickers Chronology’, JHS 109 (1989), 164-70CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Some of the particular items are mentioned later.

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