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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
Format:
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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Tragedy, Authority, and Trickery: The Poetics of Embedded Letters in Josephus

by Ryan S Olson Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9780674053373
Format:
Pbk 225 pages

To prove his sonsa treachery, Herod embellished a letter. To certify his history of Vespasianas Judaean campaign, Josephus marshaled...

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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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Kleos in a Minor Key: The Homeric Education of a Little Prince

by J C B Petropoulos Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
06/2011
ISBN:
9780674055926
Format:
Pbk 186 pages

As scholars have remarked, the word kleos in the Iliad and the Odyssey alike refers to something more substantive and complex...

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Master of Signs: Signs and the Interpretation of Signs in Herodotus' Histories

by Alexander Hollmann Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9780674055889
Format:
Pbk 298 pages

Readers of Herodotusas Histories are familiar with its reports of bizarre portents, riddling oracles, and striking dreams. But...

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Plato's Counterfeit Sophists

by Hakan Tell Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
05/2011
ISBN:
9780674055919
Format:
Pbk 186 pages

This book explores the place of the sophists within the Greek wisdom tradition, and argues against their almost universal exclusion...

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Homeric Durability: Telling Time in the Iliad

by Lorenzo F Garcia Jr Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
04/2013
ISBN:
9780674073234
Format:
Pbk 330 pages

The Iliad defines its poetic goal as preserving the kleos aphthiton, afame unwithered,a (IX.413) of its hero, Achilles. But how...

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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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Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians

by Rosaria Munson Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
07/2005
ISBN:
9780674017900
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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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Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics

by Egbert J Bakker Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
01/2006
ISBN:
9780674019553
Format:
Pbk 224 pages

Epic is not only a nostalgic memory of a remote past, but also, as performance, a deliberate act in the present. In fact, as this...

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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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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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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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