Document Type

Article

Version

Publisher's PDF

Publication Title

American Journal of Archaeology

Volume

102

Publication Date

10-1-1998

Abstract

Standard assumptions about the portrait of Anakreon known through works of the Roman period are here reviewed in light of all available evidence. Pausanias's mention of a statue of the Ionic poet on the Athenian Akropolis has led to extensive conjectures about Anakreon's relationship to Perikles' family and the message such a monument was meant to convey. The possibility is raised that the known portrait was created later than ca. 440, and, more specifically, that the full-body representation now in Copenhagen served the requirements.

DOI

10.2307/506097