American Journal of Archaeology
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.
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Ridgway, Brunilde S. 1998. An Issue of Methodology: Anakreon, Perikles, Xanthippos. American Journal of Archaeology 102:717-738.
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