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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

THE NIKE OF SAMOTHRACE


THE NEXT GENERATION ATTALID VICTORY
MONUMENT?
Lauren Kinnee, MC '02
Despite its technical virtuosity, the Nike of Samothrace’s political and historical background remain obscure due to the lack of references to the statue in extant texts. Here, Hey! Zeus! Editor emeritus Lauren Kinnee sorts out the controversy regarding the statue, synthesizing it into a theory that re-emphasizes the central artistic and historical importance of the Nike.--Ed. [Read the full article here]

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