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Published: 18 August 2016

304 Pages | 92 halftones and 8 line drawings


ISBN: 9780190209063

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The Serpent Column

A Cultural Biography

Paul Stephenson

Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture

  • Traces the biography of the column through more than two millennia, offering an original and controversial perspective
  • Proposes a role for archaeastronomy in Archaic Greek art
  • Considers the enduring power of ancient art in Byzantine Christian contexts