Title PORPHYRIUS THE CHARIOTEER
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA 1973
0198148054 / 9780198148050
Seller ID 1726
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Book has light shelfwear. ; 298 pages; Porphyrius Calliopas was the greatest hero of the 6th century Byzantine hippodrome, celebrated in the Anthology and in monumental reliefs. Only two bases of monuments to Porphyrius survive, the second found in 1963. Cameron presents a full study of this second base, elucidating the iconography, explaining the inscriptions and also reassessing the first base. From the evidence of the bases and epigrams, he is able to reconstruct the careers of Porphyrius and fellow charioteers, exploring their fame and material rewards.
Byzantine Chariot Byzantine Empire Late Antiquity Mediaeval Medieval Studies