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Title: Ancient Greek Vase Iconography
Subtitle: Theories and Practice
Author(s): PALEOTHODOROS, Dimitris
Volume: 22 Issue: 1 Date: 2016
This paper examines the role of vase iconography through the history of classical studies. The aim is twofold: to begin with presenting a historiographical account of the main stages of scholarship development in the field of interpreting the scenes on ancient Greek vases. In the last section, I describe and propose a new direction for the field that is being formed up in the recent years, one allying iconography with field archaeological work and which goes beyond the art-historical, philological and anthropological approaches dominating the research in the past.