Agora Publication: AgoraPicBk 22 (1985)
Title:   Birds of the Athenian Agora
Author:   Lamberton, R. D.
    Rotroff, S. I.
Abstract:   As well as the Little Owl, or glaux, so often seen accompanying the goddess Athena, many other birds played an important role in Greek art and symbolism. This booklet describes the ways in which the Greeks viewed birds, from useful hawks and fowl to exotic parakeets and peacocks. Some of the birds most often depicted are imaginary—from the griffin to the “phallos bird,” whose head and neck consisted of an erect penis. The book ends with a birder’s guide to species likely to be seen on a visit to the Agora archaeological park today.
Series Title:   Excavations of the Athenian Agora: Picture Book
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   22
Edition:   1
Date:   1985
ISBN:   0876616279
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PDF:   AgoraPicBk-22.pdf
References:   Objects (54)