"Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks"
An analysis of the use of photography and maps in the book "Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks" by Jean Richer.
# 87019 | 1,350 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Greek and Roman) , Art (Photography)


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This paper is a book report on the book "Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks" by Jean Richer. The paper notes the way that the author examines astrological symbolism as found in art architecture and landscapes and presents what he finds in terms of the astrological theory accepted by the ancients and then in terms of the way they represented these ideas in their art and architecture. The paper discusses the many photographs and maps of the ancient world that the author makes use of.

From the Paper:

"Jean Richer is an academic with a firm grasp of aspects of the ancient world. He has written numerous books aspects of ancient art and the society that produced that art. In the book Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks, Richer examines astrological symbolism as found in art, architecture, and landscapes, presenting what he finds in terms of the astrological theory accepted by the ancients and then in terms of the way they represented these ideas in their art and architecture. He provides a detailed examination of the topic, many photographs of the works of art he discusses, maps of the ancient world showing alignments with various celestial and astrological features, and tables and charts that help the reader picture some of the relationships discussed. The book offers an interesting discussion of the topic in a well-written narrative."

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