Greek Gods in the East

Greek Gods in the East

Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in the Central Asia

Stančo, Ladislav

subjects: archaeology

e-book, 1. edition
published: april 2015
ISBN: 978-80-246-2467-9
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recommended price: 230 czk



This book focuses on the fate of the Greek mythological themes, divine and heroic figures, far in the East, primarily in the area of ancient Gandhara and Bactria (today in Uzbekistan). In alphabetic order, it covers primary iconographic schemes, which the art of these areas borrowed from the Hellenistic Mediterranean. We can compare how individual typical depictions of Greek deities changed and accommodated the taste and ideas of the local populace over the centuries. Aside from this, many of the originally Greek mythological characters, including their typical attributes, became, as this book clearly shows, the basis for images of various local Iranian, Indian and other deities.