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Amphora (the "Dipylon Vase")

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Description: Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome
In these words, preserved in Homer’s Iliad, a work composed probably in the early eighth century BC, the people known to us as the Greeks for the first time in the written record distinguish themselves from other communities. Silent and strong they are united by their desire to offer each other mutual defence...
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Related print edition pages: pp.9-56

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