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Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians

by Rosaria Munson Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
07/2005
ISBN:
9780674017900
Format:
Pbk 0 pages

In Greek thought, barbaroi are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's...

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Amphoteroglossia: A Poetics of the Twelfth-Century Medieval Greek Novel

by Panagiotis Roilos Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
02/2006
ISBN:
9780674017917
Format:
Pbk 376 pages

This work offers the first systematic and interdisciplinary study of the poetics of the twelfth-century medieval Greek novel....

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Victim of The Muses: Poet as Scapegoat, Warrior and Hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European Myth and History

by Todd Merlin Compton Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
06/2006
ISBN:
9780674019584
Format:
Pbk 432 pages

This book probes the narratives of poets who are exiled, tried or executed for their satire. Aesop, fabulist and riddle warrior,...

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Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music: The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens

by Gregory Nagy Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2002
ISBN:
9780674009639
Format:
Pbk 136 pages

The festival of the Panathenaia, held in Athens every summer to celebrate the birthday of the city's goddess, Athena, was the...

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Weaving Truth: Essays on Language and the Female in Greek Thought

by Ann Bergren Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9780674023727
Format:
Pbk 424 pages

'What if truth were a woman?' asked Nietzsche. In ancient Greek thought, truth in language has a special relation to the female...

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Paradise Earned: The Bacchic-Orphic Gold Lamellae of Crete

by Yannis Tzifopoulos Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9780674023796
Format:
Pbk 384 pages

This is a study of the twelve small gold lamellae from Crete that were tokens for entrance into a golden afterlife: the deceased...

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King of Sacrifice: Ritual and Royal Authority in the Iliad

by Sarah Hitch Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2009
ISBN:
9780674025929
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Pbk 0 pages

Descriptions of animal sacrifice in Homer offer us some of the most detailed accounts of this attempt at communication between...

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Concordia Discors: Eros and Dialogue in Classical Athenian Literature

by Andrew Scholtz Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
02/2008
ISBN:
9780674025981
Format:
Pbk 174 pages

Writing to a friend, Horace describes the man as fascinated by 'the discordant harmony of the cosmos, its purpose and power.'...

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Sappho in the Making: The Early Reception

by Dimitrios Yatromanolakis Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
03/2008
ISBN:
9780674026865
Format:
Pbk 442 pages

This book offers the first interdisciplinary and in-depth study of the cultural practices and ideological paradigms that conditioned...

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Life and Miracles of Thekla: A Literary Study

by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
01/2006
ISBN:
9780674019614
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

The Life and Miracles of Thekla offers a unique view on the reception of classical and early Christian literature in Late Antiquity....

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Homeric Conversation

by Deborah Beck Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
02/2006
ISBN:
9780674019621
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Pbk 0 pages

Homeric Conversation is the first full-length study of conversation in the Homeric poems. Deborah Beck argues that conversation...

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Poetic and Performative Memory in Ancient Greece: Heroic Reference and Ritual Gestures in Time and Space

by Claude Calame Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780674021242
Format:
Pbk 275 pages

Philosophers have often reflected on the Ancient Greeks' concepts of time, but an anthropological approach is necessary to understand...

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Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece

by Marcel Detienne Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
09/2009
ISBN:
9780674021259
Format:
Pbk 142 pages

Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece looks at the anthropology of the Greeks and other cultures across space and time, and...

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Culture of Kitharoidia

by Timothy Power Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2010
ISBN:
9780674021389
Format:
Pbk 652 pages

Kitharoidia was arguably the most popular, most geographically widespread, and longest-running performance genre in antiquity....

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Eve of the Festival: Making Myth in Odyssey 19

by Olga Levaniouk Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
06/2011
ISBN:
9780674053359
Format:
Pbk 378 pages

Eve of the Festival is a study of Homeric myth-making in the first and longest dialogue of Penelope and Odysseus (Odyssey 19)....

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