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dc.contributor.advisorMorris, Christine
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T09:30:25Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T09:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationEmma Saunders, 'Pictures from the sea : the role of marine imagery and artefacts in the Bronze Age Aegean', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2008, pp 373, pp 218, pp 145
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8578.1
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8578.2
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8578.3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/85355
dc.description.abstractThe Minoan civilisation which flourished on Crete in the Bronze Age delighted in depicting sea creatures in art. The marine world featured in every artistic medium and had great longevity within the Minoan artistic repertoire. While specific genres of marine art such as the LM IB ceramic Marine Style have been studied in depth, there is no single work tracing the development of marine imagery across the artistic media or examining the social functions of marine imagery and artefacts. Furthermore, the reasons for the popularity of marine imagery in Minoan art have traditionally been explained in purely economic terms, as the ‘natural’ outcome of the practical importance of the sea to Minoan life. This does not explain why the Minoans developed this artistic genre while other island communities did not. It is my contention that the social role of the marine world, its cultural, religious and symbolic importance, was a key factor influencing its portrayal in art. This thesis explores this issue by examining the social, religious and funerary associations of marine imagery and artefacts in the Bronze Age Aegean. It will also examine the development of marine motifs and the marine biological basis to the depictions (in terms of physical form, behaviour and habitat).
dc.format2 volumes of three
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics
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dc.subjectClassics, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titlePictures from the sea : the role of marine imagery and artefacts in the Bronze Age Aegean
dc.typethesis
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dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 373
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 218
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 145
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