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Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art


Komast figures (literally "revellers") on black-figure vases have long been associated with the worship of Dionysos and the origins of Greek drama. In this fully illustrated study, Tyler Jo Smith takes a fresh look at the evidence for komasts, both on vases and in other artistic media produced throughout Archaic Greece. She concludes that the meaning of the dancing figures differs between different regions, such as Corinth, Athens, and Laconia. Komasts are instrumental to the spread of the human figure in early Archaic ...

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Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199578658


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