|Peter Schertz & Nicole Stribling.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2017|
|Publisher:||National Sporting Library & Museum.|
Believed to be created by the god Poseidon, horses were revered in ancient Greece as symbols of wealth, power, and status. On stunning black and red figure vases, in sculpture, and on coins, Greek artists depicted the daily care of horses, chariot and horseback races, scenes of combat, and mythological horse-hybrids like the centaurs and the winged Pegasus. This richly illustrated book includes more than 80 objects showing scenes of ancient equestrian life. The essays here explore the significance horses occupied in various facets of ancient Greek culture, including myth, war, sport, and competition, while shedding new light on horsemanship from the 8th through the 4th century BC.