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The gorgoneion as applied in temple architecture

Gerrie van Rooijen

on 23 February 2012

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The Gorgoneion in temple architecture
Marconi, C. 2007. Temple decoration and cultural identity in the archaic Greek world : the metopes of Selinus p. 236 ff.
Syracuse -Sicily
metope temple C
terracotta plaque
Athena temple
Gerrie van Rooijen
Visual Culture 15 Febr. 2012
Artemis temple
General sources
JSTOR (online via UB)
New Pauly (online via UB)
Dyabola (online via UB)
LIMC: Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae (S.ARCH 020-035)
Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Google Books/Google Scholar
Benton, S. 1954. The Gorgon plaque at Syracuse, Papers of the British School at Rome 22 (1954)
Phillies Howe, T. 1954. The Origin and Function of the Gorgon-Head, American Journal of Archaeology 58/ 3, 209-221
'Medusa on the temple of Artemis at Corfu' in: Bietak, M. 2001. Archaische griechische Tempel und Altagypten. 83ff.
1. What is it? Choose one of the objects below and describe it. (with picture)
2. Use this as an example to clarify your opinion on one of the concepts discussed in class. Could you distinguish this concept in the appearance and use of the gorgoneion?

To be hand in at the latest 22 febr.; max. 500 words; in Pdf with your last name as file name; mail to: g.k.van.rooijen@umail.leidenuniv.nl
Homework: Essay
Read the specific article/ chapter, mentioned below the pictures.
More literature on the Gorgo
New Pauly: Gorgoneion
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