Courtship Scenes in Attic Vase-Painting

  title={Courtship Scenes in Attic Vase-Painting},
  author={Harvey A. Shapiro},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={133 - 143}
  • H. Shapiro
  • Published 1 April 1981
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
Scenes of men courting youths on Attic black- and red-figure vases of ca. 560–475, first collected by Beazley in 1947, are re-examined within their historical and societal context. Their popularity during the Peisistratid period is seen as a reflection of aristocratic taste fostered by the Tyrants, especially Hipparchos. In particular, close ties between Peisistratid Athens and Ionian Greece, exemplified by the presence of the poet Anakreon at the court of Hippias, suggest the creation of a… 
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