Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bell, Sinclair

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Art and Design

LCSH

Art history||Art, Classical--Study and teaching

Abstract

From the late Neolithic period to the Hellenistic period, ancient Greek literature and art are filled with images of the escapades of children, both mortal and immortal. What distinguishes the representations in the Hellenistic period, however, is that they appear to reflect a society-wide change in the perception and valuation of children. This shift is demonstrated by the appearance of new forms of iconography as seen by the extant examples of freestanding and relief sculpture. The purpose of this thesis is to explore these supposedly new forms of iconography, including their character and number, and to compare them with their earlier Classical counterparts, thereby assessing whether they do indeed constitute a shift not only in imagery but also in social attitudes toward children.

Comments

Advisors: Sinclair Bell.||Committee members: Lucinda Alwa; Ann van Dijk.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

69 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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