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The following books are resources for information about art - specifically, ancient Greek and Roman art. The links, incidentally, lead to book reviews that I’ve written.

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece by T.H. Carpenter

Art and Myth in Ancient Greece is, in my opinion, an essential book for anyone interested in the serious study of the relationship between ancient Greek art and mythology.

Art and Experience in Classical Greece by J. J. Pollitt

This is definitely one of the best books on the subject of Classical Greek art.

Greek Art by Nigel Spivey

This beautifully illustrated book (from the Phaidon Art and Ideas series) covers the subject of Greek art brilliantly.

Greek Art by John Boardman

A well organized and informative work, with many images. The book is a good introduction to Greek art.

Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period by John Boardman

Another book by Boardman - this one explores the topic of sculpture from the Classical era in Greece.

A Handbook of Roman Art edited by Martin Henig

A general survey of Roman art. Each chapter examines a particular aspect of the visual arts in ancient Rome.

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