Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life by SEth D. Pevnick. Illustrated, 200 pages, paperback. Tampa Museum of Art, 2014.
The realms of Poseidon encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life explores each of these three domains. Inspired by a nearly life-sized marble statue of the god in the oustanding antiquities collection of the Tampa Museum of Art, this volume brings together 125 works of ancient art, including sculpture, pottery, glass, metalwork, and coins. Beyond their clear appeal to students and scholars of the classical world, these works, held by leading institutions and collectors in the United States and Europe, offer all readers an intimate look at the continuing resonance of Poseidon and the timeless beauty and wonder of marine life.