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FT-52791-04Research Programs: Summer StipendsCatherine Marie KeeslingEarly Greek Portraiture: Monuments and Histories6/1/2004 - 7/31/2004$5,000.00CatherineMarieKeesling   Georgetown UniversityWashingtonDC20057-0001USA2004ClassicsSummer StipendsResearch Programs5000050000

This book uses the evidence of inscribed statue bases to show how portrait statues came to be identifiable as a genre of Greek sculpture over the course of the Classical (ca. 480-323 B.C.) period. Though most scholars believe that portraits were common in the Greek world much earlier, I argue that the real explosion in Greek portraiture took place in the fourth century B.C. The epigraphical evidence sheds new light upon the complex histories of Greek portrait statues. Retrospective honorific portraits of the fourth century B.C. and later have made it more difficult to see that Greek "portrait culture" is largely a phenomenon of the fourth century and later. In addition to being copied by Roman sculptors, Greek portraits were also recycled as portraits of Romans.