Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Nuggets: Mining the Texts Again

Andrew Stewart
American Journal of Archaeology
Vol. 102, No. 2 (Apr., 1998), pp. 271-282
DOI: 10.2307/506469
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/506469
Page Count: 12
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($12.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Nuggets: Mining the Texts Again
Preview not available

Abstract

Some underappreciated ancient texts offer a rich mine of information for historians of Greek art and culture. A neglected anecdote in Diogenes Laertius's Life of Stilpo documents the Athenians' continued veneration of the Athena Parthenos in the Early Hellenistic period. Two hitherto-unnoticed citations of a critical sentence from Polykleitos's Canon, in Diogenes Laertius's Life of Socrates and Life of Zeno, resolve a major translation crux, help to confirm that his work was under discussion in late fifth-century Athens, and demonstrate that absolute mathematical precision was indeed his stated goal. Some enigmatic lines of Sophocles' Ajax become intelligible when compared with Riace statue A, the Doryphoros, and the youths of the Parthenon frieze. A remark in Tatian's Oration to the Greeks compels the rejection of a third-century date for the poetess Corinna. Finally, some fragments of Eupolis's The Cities anticipate the procession of liberated cities in Ptolemy Philadelphos's pompe in Alexandria, and support an interpretation of the scene proposed on a previous occasion.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
271
    271
  • Thumbnail: Page 
272
    272
  • Thumbnail: Page 
273
    273
  • Thumbnail: Page 
274
    274
  • Thumbnail: Page 
275
    275
  • Thumbnail: Page 
276
    276
  • Thumbnail: Page 
277
    277
  • Thumbnail: Page 
278
    278
  • Thumbnail: Page 
279
    279
  • Thumbnail: Page 
280
    280
  • Thumbnail: Page 
281
    281
  • Thumbnail: Page 
282
    282