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Athenian Lettering of the Fifth Century B.C. : The Rise of the Professional Letter Cutter (Hardcover)

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Continuing his work on letter cutters of Athens and Attica, Tracy focuses here on workmen of the fifth century BC. He argues that the lettering on ancient inscriptions can be treated as a type of handwriting, and that it is possible to isolate in a given sample of lettering a cluster of idiosyncrasies in shape, spacing, and so on that are likely to characterize the work of one and only one cutter. The goal, he says, is to train the eye to recognize these individual peculiarities, which is not easy or quick. Among the inscriptions he examines are the first decrees and law of about 515-450, the Lapix Primus and Lapis Secundus, and the so-called Attic Stelai. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Greece
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: Stephen V. Tracy
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2016
TCIN: 51213353
UPC: 9783110401424
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9001
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