McWilliam, Janette, Puttock, Sonia, Stevenson, Tom and Taraporewalla, Rashna (2011). Introduction. In The statue of Zeus at Olympia: New approaches (pp. 1-8) Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Author McWilliam, Janette
Puttock, Sonia
Stevenson, Tom
Taraporewalla, Rashna
Title of chapter Introduction
Title of book The statue of Zeus at Olympia: New approaches
Place of Publication Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
ISBN 9781443829212
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This book began to take shape following a conference on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia held at the University of Queensland in July 2008. In line with the main themes of the conference, the book has two fundamental aims: the first is to recognise the unsurpassed reputation of the Zeus in antiquity, to move beyond the framework provided by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and to treat the famous statue in depth, as befits its unique importance in ancient times; the second aim is to employ a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives in the hope of capturing more accurately than before something of that unique importance.

The book is aimed at academic specialists in a variety of disciplines (such as art, archaeology, history, literature, and cultural poetics), though it is also intended to be accessible to undergraduates and certainly to research students. The audience will primarily be one interested in classical antiquity, but there are chapters which trace the story and influence of the Zeus through the Byzantine, Renaissance, and early modern periods, and into more recent centuries in both the northern and southern hemispheres. [Book summary from publisher]
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