Birds of the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book #22) by Lamberton Robert D., Rotroff Susan I.

By Lamberton Robert D., Rotroff Susan I.

In addition to the Little Owl or glaux, so frequently noticeable accompanying the goddess Athena, many different birds performed a tremendous function in Greek paintings and symbolism. This book describes the ways that the Greeks seen birds, from worthwhile hawks and chook to unique parakeets and peacocks. a number of the birds usually depicted are imaginary, from the griffin to the phallos chicken, whose head and neck consisted of an erect penis. The publication ends with a box consultant to species more likely to be visible on a trip to the Agora archaeological park this present day.

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A. D. , London (Collins) 1974 (recently published in Greek translation, with supplementary range maps, by A. , and A . Singer, The Larousse Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, New York (Larousse) 1970 (rev. 1978) No up-to-date study of the avifauna of Greece exists in English, but a wealth of information on birds and bird-lore in ancient Greece will be found in J. Pollard, Birds in Greek Lqe and Myth, London (Tharnes and Hudson) 1977. , G R - r d 76 Athens, Greece.

P 28326 19. Photograph by Robert D. Lamberton 21. II-510,@-391, A-410, 110-312 23. B 1 5 2 24. P 18564 2 5 . Pz4661 26. S 166 27. L727 28. Watercolor by Weaks Gardner Smith 29. P 14982 30. n0-792 31. "-1581 32. P 1856, P23924 33. G 549 34. P5445 35. P 14674, p 183 36. P7870 37. P9396 38. P8892 39. LSI9 40. P23894 41. BI 511 42. P 18010 43. P27396 44. P4782 45. p 26413 46. Ps423 47. P 27465, p I 540. p 3 I 196 48. B96, B r388 49. p 9 s s 4 so. P7839 5 1 . P 12079, P7881 53. P1416 54. p I419 5 5 .

P4782 45. p 26413 46. Ps423 47. P 27465, p I 540. p 3 I 196 48. B96, B r388 49. p 9 s s 4 so. P7839 5 1 . P 12079, P7881 53. P1416 54. p I419 5 5 . Plan by J. Travlos 56. Graph by Susan Rotroff Back cover: Little owl (Athene nortua). , R. Fitter, and J. Parslow, TheBirds ofBritain andEurope, London (Collins) I972 Peterson, R. , G. Mountfort, and P. A. D. , London (Collins) 1974 (recently published in Greek translation, with supplementary range maps, by A. , and A . Singer, The Larousse Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, New York (Larousse) 1970 (rev.

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