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Even if the well-known bronze statues noticeable by way of the Roman vacationer Pausanias were melted down, the Agora preserves a couple of effective stone figures. just a couple of of those are named, and many of the photos during this ebook symbolize usual women and men; monks, athletes, and officers. pertaining to over forty black and white images, the writer discusses hairstyles, garments and facial expressions to make clear the members depicted.

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D. s 1319. H. ). 40-41. Heads of young boys. D. The wreaths, probably of myrtle, suggest that they are initiates to the Eleusinian Mysteries. The long lock on the back of the head of 40 may have been grown for dedication to a divinity. H. ). s 1312. H. 8%” ( 0 . ). 0 ~ 42. Head of a young man. D. , this youth with his Late Antique look may be a Roman prince rather than an Athenian ephebe. s 1406. H. ). 43. An amateur portrait? Scratched on the south wall of the Stoa of Attalos. D. For further information on most of the portraits in this booklet reference may be made to Evelyn B.

For further information on most of the portraits in this booklet reference may be made to Evelyn B. Harrison, T h e Athenian Agora, I , Portrait Sculpture, Princeton, 1953. EXCAVATIONS O F T H E ATHENIAN AGORA P I C T U R E BOOKS 1. Pots and Pans ofClassical Athens (1951) The Stoa ofAttalos I1 in Athens (1959) 3. Miniature Sculpturefrom the Athenian Agora (1959) 4. The Athenian Citizen (1960) 5. Ancient Portraitsfrom the Athenian Agora (1960) 6. Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade (1961) 7. The Middle Ages in the Athenian Agora (1961) 8.

Y O U N G M E N A N D BOYS ATHLETI c contests, festivals and honors of various kinds furnished the occasion for dedicating portraits of ephebes. In the Greek period these were strongly idealized, and even in Roman times the ephebic ideal often prevailed over the individual features of the youth portrayed. Portraits of very young boys may represent child initiates to the Eleusinian Mysteries (40-41). 37. Base for a statue of Aurelius Appianus, son of the Kosmetes Aurelius Chrestus. D. W e know from another inscription that this boy was killed by accident in a religious festivalbefore he could complete the ephebic training.

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